Crumpets - a bit of a challenge

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Crumpets - a bit of a challenge

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Wendy has been buying crumpets since we got back to UK and as we don't get them in Thailand, I thought I would have a go at making them.

It turns out that making the batter is easy enough but getting them cooked exactly right is a bit of a challenge. First, you have to make sure the crumpet rings are well greased or they stick. Then getting the temperature of the pan exactly right takes a bit of trial and error otherwise the bottoms just burn but they aren't cooked through.

Today's batch look the best so far but still could do better.
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I have never tried to make them and must say it sounds a challenge. I watch the pioneer woman on tv and she made them a couple of days ago.
I have no doubt that you will make them to perfection in no time. )t'
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My (very few) attempts at making crumpets always end up with me pulling the rings off and ending up with something closer to pikelets.
Totally edible, but not crumpets. I guess I need better rings, but never really think about it until I want to make some haha.
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So what is the difference between Crumpets & pikelets? I always thought that crumpets were what we Londoners called those round things with holes that you toast (on a toasting fork in front of the fire if you are being fanciful, or under the grill).
And that pikelets and muffins were regional names for the same things
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I always thought that crumpets and pikelets were the same thing. I remember calling them pikelets when we were kids.

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Looking online, pikelets are closer to a scotch pancake.
I suppose I always saw pikelets as a flat crumpet type thing.

In my world muffins are a bready type flat bap thing. Obviously the american version is a cupcake.
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Came across this fascinating food history website - was looking for something else completely but thought I'd look up pikelets while I was there:
http://www.foodsofengland.co.uk/pikelets.htm
So they are both crumpety and pancakey!
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I remember having had pikelets as a kid. Haven't thought about them for years.

I still need to master crumpets though :-D
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I can only recommend lots of practice!
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