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Quick Crumpets

The quickest way to win friends and hearts. By Shannon Devy

Now, I’m not much of a cook. My intermittent forays into the world of home cooking have delivered generally inedible results and one small fire. Cooking, I’ve decided, is best left to Mia, our Life & Style home cookery master. Baking, however, is another story. And that’s all thanks to my gran.

My late grandmother was an avid baker, and thankfully for us, her recipes were preserved in the treasured yet tatty family recipe flip file, which takes pride of place in my mother’s kitchen. She left us carefully handwritten recipes for everything from carrot cake to pot bread. But there’s one recipe I committed to memory years ago, and it’s helped me lock in numerous potential romantic partners since: the Quick Crumpets.

Buttery, fluffy and infinitely delicious, as their name suggests, you can whack these together in a matter of minutes!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 egg

1 cup flour

½ cup sugar

½ cup milk

½ tsp baking powder

1 dessert spoon of butter (melted)


Mix the egg and sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add flour and milk, and mix ‘til smooth. Melt your butter in the microwave, and mix it in well. Lastly, add the baking powder.

Spoon the mixture into a buttered frying pan on medium heat, about three blobs at a time, depending on pan size. Flip the crumpets when the first bubbles appear. They should be lovely and golden brown.

Serve hot and buttered, with jam or any other condiments of your choice.

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