Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Back after a long break with some delicious Crumpets.

Apologies for vanishing suddenly from the blog world and being away for such a long time....and especially about leaving midway my two part recipe of Saffron Plum Compote with Crumpets. So, here am I again, and here is part 2 of the 2 part recipe. 



But first, a big Thank You to all of you who have left mails with comments and wishes - It makes me feel really special and happy. I sometimes wonder about this beautiful bond of friendship we share with each other - though we have not met, we are bound by a common passion - for blogging, for good food, for sharing our thoughts, our joys and sometimes our sorrows. 

This passion connects us in a special way, and I enjoy it, like it and even miss it when I am not active.



Today's recipe was lying in my drafts for a long time...I made it with a Saffron Plum Compote (recipe here). These crumpets (recipe taken from here ) went very well with the whipped cream (mixed with a little vanilla extract and castor sugar) and the fruity saffrony flavour of the compote. And it looked really pretty too!

Hope you like the crumpets as much as we did and I promise to be a regular again!




Ingredients

112.5 grams - all purpose flour
1/4 tsp - sugar
1/8 tsp - salt
1/2 tsp - dried yeast
75 ml - warm milk
75 ml - warm water
a generous pinch of cinnamon powder


Method
  1. Place the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon powder and the dried yeast in a large bowl and mix well. Pour in the warm milk and water and mix well until well combined.
  2. Cover the bowl with a cling film or a plastic wrap and leave it in a warm place to rise for about an hour or until the batter doubles the volume.
  3. Remove the plastic wrap and stir the batter really well. 
  4. Grease lightly a non stick pan and heat the pan over a low flame. Sit the greased crumpet rings in the pan and leave to heat up for a minute.
  5. Pour in the batter to fill the rings just over halfway up the sides. Cook on a low heat until plenty of small holes appear on the surface and the batter has just dried out. 
  6. Remove the rings carefully and turn the crumpets to cook further for  a couple of minutes.
  7. Let the crumpets cool on a wire rack.
  8. Serve the crumpets with some whipped cream and saffron plum compote.

With or without the cream these crumpets were simply delicious...


and this one is for you :-)

Enjoy!

39 comments:

  1. Really glad to see you back Rachana- how you been..
    The crumpets look delicious..the photos are very chic !

    US Masala

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  2. looks super delicious and yummy,simply irresistible..

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  3. I've never had crumpets but we make similar pancakes in Morocco, called baghrir.

    Nice to see you back , Rachana1

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  4. Nice to see you back Rachana. Delicious crumpets.

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  5. good to c u back, the crumpets look really yummy!

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  6. Hey WB. Hope everything is all-right with you. What a lovely breakfast idea!

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  7. Welcome back; recipe bookm arked. They look delicious.

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  8. good to see you back..this looks really tempting..i wanna dig in

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  9. Welcome back!!! Wow, your crumpets are so perfect, Brava!!!!

    ciao
    Alessandra

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  10. Welcome back...perfect breakfast... looks so yummy n filling..
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  11. welcome back, your crumpets looks awesome. Nice compote too.

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  12. I love the texture of the crumpets.. good to have you back.

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  13. Very cute looking crumplets. I would definitely love to try out your method.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. Welcome back. Its new to me and tempting.

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  15. hat's a wonderful dish. Lovely pics.

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  16. Welcome back:) Marvellous photos! Perfect crumpets.

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  17. Hey Rachana,
    Welcome back but Dont vanish again please! I am so happy to hear from you! The dish looks fab...I loved my crumpet, Thanks :)

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  18. Good to see you back..I hope you doing good.
    Crumpets looks awesome..

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  19. Glad to see u back after a long Rachana, love the texture of ur crumpets,would love to have both crumpets &compote for my sunday brunch..

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  20. Hey Rachana, Glad to see you back! Crumpets are looking very inviting! Perfect pair with compote!

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  21. I would test it, it looks delicious!

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  22. Welcome back....crumpets look extremely yum.....compote compliments it...

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  23. Welcome back!!!! A perfect post to celebrate ur comeback!!! Very elegant clicks rachana.. :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  24. Lovely to have you back.
    And those crumpets look amazing! These would be dangerous in my house :/

    Rose

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  25. Nice to see u back and the recipe sounds quite interesting .nice clicks

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  26. That's really a double surprise rachana .You getting back being the first n the second being back with a delicious recipe one would crave for .Crumpets are so luscious looking dear .

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  27. looks very nice Rachna :) Welcome back.

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  28. What a tempting click and yummy dish! Great to see you again...

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  29. welcome back!!! lovely texture, tempting n beautiful clicks.

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  30. Hi Rachana how are you doing? Rally gals to see you back..the sweet treat is yummy.

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  31. what a lovely and tempting crumpets. last click is fantastic and droolworthy,

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  32. welcome back..missed your awesome clicks :)
    again nice clicks..looks so yumm!!

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  33. good to see you back! i adore crumpets they look fab!

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  34. oh Man! homemade crumpets! you've gotta be kidding! Simply superb and the compote is just outtasight as well! What a wonderful comeback :)

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  35. awesommmme.......yummmmm.....!!!!!

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  36. Glad to see you're back :-)
    Your crumpets look fabulous! Would love to have one with a little bit of melting butter on top and this delicious plum compote! I am just back from Scotland and whenever we go to UK I always bring back a few packs of crumpets... (my first attempt for home-made ones had not very been successful...)

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