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British Bites: Crumpets

If soft butter had a true soul mate, it would be the crumpet. Each crumpet is filled with tiny crevices that, when warmed, become the ideal space to fill with butter. There are few things better first thing in the morning than a warm crumpet, a pot of tea, and butter. More

Crumpets

If soft butter had a true soul mate, it would be the crumpet. Each crumpet is filled with tiny crevices that, when warmed, become the ideal space to fill with butter. There are few things better first thing in the morning than a warm crumpet, a pot of tea, and butter. More

Fast Breads' Crumpets

Crumpets are sort of like thin English muffins. Since they're so thin, you don't cut them in half; you simply slather them with butter and eat them as they are. I love the crunchy hills and tender valleys of an English muffin, but this was an entirely different experience. More

Fast Breads' Crumpets

[Photographs: Donna Currie] As always with our Knead the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Fast Breads to give away this week. Enter the contest here. Tea and crumpets. That phrase is absolutely everything I knew about crumpets... More

The Crumpet Shop at Pike Place Market, Seattle

[Photographs: Erin Zimmer] The Crumpet Shop 1503 1st Avenue, Seattle WA 98101 (b/n Pike and Pine Street; map); 206-682-1598 How often do you eat crumpets? Probably not enough. This is something you realize at The Crumpet Shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Slightly richer-tasting and puffier than English muffins, these edible sponges soak up honey, blackberry preserves, thick pats of butter, or whatever else you decide to slather on top. Crumpetification. The shop—covered in Alice in Wonderland tea party murals and signs announcing free tea refills—first opened 34 years ago by Gary Lasater and Nancy McFaul, a husband-and-wife team who aren't actually British, just pro-crumpet Americans. The namesake starch remains the star here, as proven by the smiley Crumpet... More

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