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The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook

By Downton Abbey

Published 2020

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Originally a thin cake cooked on a hot griddle, the crumpet, a regular feature on both the afternoon tea tray and morning breakfast table, likely owes its name and its ancestry to the dry, dense fourteenth-century crompid cake. Elizabeth Raffald introduced the soft, spongy, crater-topped modern crumpet in her 1769 book The Experienced English Housekeeper, dubbing it a pikelet, a term