English Crumpets with Maple Pecan Butter
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You heard it here first. The crumpet might just be the new 'it' food. These light tender English Crumpets are the cousins of the English muffin.
- the crumpets
- 1 cup (5 oz) bread flour
- ½ cup plus 1 Tbsp (3 oz) all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 cup whole milk
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 tbsp dry yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- maple pecan butter
- ½ cup, 1 stick, unsalted butter (room temperature)
- ⅓ cup pecan halves
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- Mix the flours, baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl.
- Heat the milk and water to lukewarm, about 105--110F, and mix in the yeast and sugar. Let sit for about 15 minutes in a warm place until foamy.
- Pour the yeast mixture into the flour and stir the batter until it is smooth. You are going for a batter the consistency of a very thick pancake batter (but because of the bread flour it will be more elastic than a pancake batter.) Add a bit more warm water if necessary.
- Cover the bowl and set in a warm place to rise, about 45 minutes. The batter will be expanded and bubbly.
- Heat a griddle over low to medium heat until hot. Spray or grease the inside of your crumpet rings. Place the greased crumpet ring on the griddle and spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into the ring. Gently nudge the dough to the edges of the ring, if necessary. Cook for about 5 minutes on one side. You will see bubbles rise to the surface. Lift off the ring and flip the crumpet. Cook for another minute.
- To make the butter, put the nuts in the bowl of a mini food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped.
- Add in the butter and the maple syrup and process until the butter is fluffy and the syrup is completely incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.