Wednesday, June 27, 2012

First Blogiversary!

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of Kelly's Konfections :)
I have work all day tomorrow so I'm posting this now.
Today, I attempted to make crumpets. Crumpets are delicious and you should try them, but I would recommend buying them... Unless you've made them before. They are very difficult.
Even though they were difficult, I'm posting 'em anyway, then I'll post some cupcakes tomorrow :)
The recipe I used was really basic and I think that might have been the problem. I planned on using this recipe from Always with Butter, but I couldn't find powdered milk. I'll try to make these again this weekend after going to a fancier grocery store :)
English Crumpets
Courtesy of Always with Butter
Dry active yeast- 2 tsp
Sugar- 1 tbsp
Warm water- 2 3/4 c + 2 tbsp
Salt- 1 1/2 tsp
Powdered milk- 2 tbsp
Flour- 3 c, sifted
Baking soda- 1 tsp
1. Stir yeast, sugar and 1 c warm water together. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Whisk flour, salt and powdered milk in a large bowl. Add yeast mix and 1 3/4 c warm water to flour mix. Mix well, cover, and let stand for an hour in a warm place.
3. Add baking soda and 2 tbsp water to the dough. 
4. Preheat a frying pan on low heat. Use a large round cookie cutter sprayed with Pam (or similar cooking spray) to form the crumpets. Place cutter in fry pan and fill until almost full with dough.
5. Cook 4-8 minutes over medium heat, until bubbles appear and the dough looks dry.
6. *This is difficult* Remove the ring (it's a bit of a juggling act) and flip the crumpet, cook for additional 30 seconds (to brown slightly). Remove from heat and serve warm with butter, jam, etc.


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