• 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 280g self raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
My mom used to make these for breakfast when we were growing up. I have named them crumpets – the delicate cousin of mafatty (fat cook) because when you cook them properly and break them in half they should be light, fluffy, and feathery unlike mafatty which tend to be a bit heavier. They are certainly more delicate than fat cooks. They are easy to prepare and taste good too especially when accompanied with honey, cream, jam or margarine. Let’s get to it!

Quick Instructions

Be careful with the heat. If your stove is too hot they will burn and won’t be done in the middle as heat will not be distributed evenly.

  1. Break eggs in bowl, add oil, sugar, essence and milk.
  2. Beat the mixture with a whisker and set aside when fully mixed together. Take a separate bowl and sift flour and salt together.
  3. Take set-aside bowl with egg and milk mixture and add your sifted flour to it. Swap your whisk with a wooden spoon and mix until it is all folded in together. Check consistency it should be of a thick, dropping consistency.
  4. Heat oil in pan and using a table spoon, spoon small amounts of the crumpet butter into the pan. When bubbles begin to form on a crumpet use a spatula to flip it and let it cook until it turns golden brown. Repeat process until the crumpet butter is finished.
  5. When crumpets are turned golden brown put them in a tea towel and gently wrap them so they stay warm until you are ready to serve.
  6. Serve with honey, jam, margarine or cream.


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step 1

Break eggs in bowl, add oil (a), essence (b), sugar (c) and milk (d).

 

Step 2

Beat the mixture with a whisker (a) and set aside when fully mixed together (b). Take a separate bowl and sift (d)  flour and salt together (c).

 

Step 3

Take set-aside bowl with egg and milk mixture and add your sifted flour to it (a). Swap your whisk with a wooden spoon and mix (b) until it is all folded in together (c). Check consistency; it should be of a thick, dropping consistency (d).

 

Step 4

Heat oil in pan and using a table spoon, spoon small amounts of the crumpet butter into the pan (a). When bubbles begin to form on a crumpet (c) use a spatula to flip it (c) and let it cook until it turns golden brown (d). Repeat process until the crumpet butter is finished.

 

Step 5

In the process of flipping sometimes the crumpets come into contact with each other. When this happens as in my case here let then stand on the edges as shown in (a) so that the raw butter on the edges can get cooked. When crumpets are turned golden brown put them in a tea towel (b) and gently wrap them (c)  so they stay warm until you are ready to serve (d).

 

Enjoy!

Your crumpets are ready. Serve with honey, jam, margarine or cream.



So this is it. They just look so inviting when presenting them. We had these for breakfast with my family and boy did everybody just love them. If you are not already on my ZimboKitchen Today newsletter I would like to extend a warm invitation. I usually send new recipes everyday for you to try out. Sign up here and remember to verify your subscription in your inbox. Also leave me a comment below if you will…Thanks!

 

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