I'm all out of Crumpets.

And the shops are closed.

I just ate the last one. Two were not enough. I wanted at least four (the amount that can fit into a standard toaster)
Are these available in the US? They are, (protein foods not considered) the food of the Gods. There is not much out there that will satisfy hunger like crumpets.


They soak up butter in a most beautiful way. They have holes on the top and none at the bottom enabling them to hold butter. I find the idea of devouring a lot of butter without much else quite revolting. But somehow, devouring a crumpet laden with butter is pure heaven.

Some places have them. Trader Joes, for example. I agree that they do demand unconscionable amounts of butter.

Yeah, you can get them here, but they’re not nearly as common as English Muffins, which, now that I think about it, probably aren’t called that over there, are they? :o

There are plenty in the office fridge here. I just walked past the kitchen and saw (and smelt) someone toasting a couple.

Well, if they were common over here I’d Imagine they’d be called ‘muffins’ but I have a strong feeling that what we call ‘muffins’ are totally different from what you call ‘English muffins’

In other words. I think what you call ‘English Muffins’ are a: not all that common and definitely not part of the diet o most englishmen, and b: quite common at McDonalds as the thing in which sausage or bacon’n egg mcmuffins are contained.

I am only aware of the sale of ‘muffins’ in supermarkets because of mcdonalds.

A typical ‘English Breakfast’ has AT A MINIMUM the following: Bacon, fried egg. And at a MAXIMUM: Bacon, fried egg, black pudding (you call it ‘blood pie’ for some unfathomable reason) white pudding, beans, fried bread, sausage, fried mushrooms, fried plum tomatoes (did I miss anything?)

MY typical English Breakfast usually consists of the above MAX minus the beans, the fried mushrooms, the white pudding. (and sometimes the tomatoes out of sheer laziness)

They are indeed very different from English muffins (which are just like a flat, dense bread roll, really) - we have those here - but we just call them ‘muffins’ (and I think ours might be a little heavier than yours - if McDonalds is anything to go by). Crumpets are more like a thick, resilient pancake, bubbled and openly-spongy at the top.

Do you still have Vegemite?

It’s available, but Marmite is the norm here.
BTW, I just checked on a pack in the freezer and it appears we do call our muffins ‘English muffins’ now. Grumble. Bloody cultural imperialism… Grumble.

No Vegemite is an Australian thing, they have (if they have at all) Marmite or Promite.

Just different forms of the verb “to disgust”. :smiley:


Or, what Mangetout said…

Don’t you mean “To cause gastronomic delight”? Marmite is Ace!

Blech, it’s like Vegemite, but worse smelling. :wink:


You’re supposed to eat it, not snort it. Lots of things that taste nice smell terrible.

I bought some crumpets at TJ’s a few years ago, on a lark - they’re really good! Especially if you like butter. Yum.

My local grocery store sells them. Yum.

I have a recipe and keep meaning to make them. Maybe this weekend.


Married to an Australian, I’ve eaten my share of it (usually in other people’s houses to be polite) and it’s horrilble, vile stuff.

Really is an aquired taste. :slight_smile:

Although my husband engineers it so his mum serves it every. bloody. time for brekkie if we’re there to visit, when I have to choke it down and smile. He can barely contain his giggles.


The crumpets started showing up in stores about ten years ago. Before that it was strictly english muffins. Bagels are bigger sellers for that type of food.

I made crumpets a few times and shared them, before the stores started to sell them. It’s a pancake like batter with yeast and is all full of bubbles.

Is white pudding now a staple of the full English? I thought that particular ingredient belonged on the full Irish.

Smoked Kippers.

Gleena are you by any chance eating the Marmite neat? If so it really is… a bit strong for that. It’s good on toast but very lightly spread otherwise it’s horrible (like putting too much… no wait, I was going to say Mustard, but English mustard is very much stronger than most)

No. I only mention it because some cafes include it.

is pikelet synonymous with crumpet, or is it a slightly different product?