Crumpets? Sounds a bit odd but I’ve always been intrigued by these little English Muffin wannabes ever since the first time I heard of this bread item in a British miniseries. After some researching these light and airy pancakes are said to have come from the Welsh ‘crempog’ which is basically made from a pancake batter but with an added amount of baking powder. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the exact start of this breakfast item, I did find that they can date back many years but not until the Victorian era did the heavy pancakes turn into what we see today. On English television, crumpets are eaten with butter, jam and clotted cream. When we were in Australia, we had our first crumpet and ate them with vegan butter and vegemite like an English Muffin. To me they taste similar to English Muffins (not sweet like pancakes) but only have a different boiled-like temperature. It’s very odd to describe but the taste is amazing. These are not sweet but a bit bland with a slight battery taste. If you have a good topping, these are perfect! Who else has had crumpets? How do you eat yours?
So on to the day in photos:
Today Genki Husband and I were working outside with the yards for both of our families and neighbors. We actually mowed both my parents, my in-laws and my in-laws’ neighbors’ yards. Then we also chopped up some fallen tree limbs and did some miscellaneous yard work which never seems to end around here. We love being out in nature working hard at things – it is the best workout ever! We do miss running outside but seeing as we are getting an all-around body workout we can not complain. For now we are soaking up all the yard work we can since we will only be here a few more weeks.