Home-made Crumpets

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By Gary Rhodes

Published 1999

  • About

Crumpets fit into the category of tea cakes, and appeared in the later seventeenth century. The name is thought to come from the Middle English crompid, meaning to bend or curl into a curve, which is what home-made crumpets tend to do. They are very closely related to the Welsh version, now known as ‘pikelet’, which is still found in the Midlands, the west of England and Wales. Muffins are also related, but few exist now in the British tradition – although they are, of course, very p