When I was little there were two main teddy bears in my life. Teddy, who went everywhere with me, and Buster, who was the bear I was allowed to look at, but not play with. He had been given to me by a great-aunt and was the expensive bear, and could not have a, “good time.” This little vignette is for Buster, he’s the tall good looking guy on the left. If crumpets are good enough for royalty then they are definitely what you should be having, Mr. Buster. You’ve waited long enough for a good party.
260 grams sourdough starter
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 baking soda
1 Tablespoon milk
vegetable oil to grease molds, I used french flan molds both 3″ and 4″, I found that I liked the 3″ better.
Combine sourdough starter, sugar, salt, soda and milk. Stir throughly and set to the side.
On a greased flat griddle, set the greased ring molds and allow everything to heat together over medium heat. Once everything has reached temp, pour 1/4 of a cup batter into each mold. The batter is thicker than pancake batter, but think pancakes as the “cakes, ” start to bubble and brown. Once the crumpet are set, at about 6-7 minutes, remove the rings and turn over. After both sides have browned, remove from the griddle and allow to cool.
Once cooled these little guys will last for a couple of days. Sliced down the middle and toasted with a good jam, its definitely, “bearable!”
This recipe and the beautiful cherry jam are from Margaret Bannon from NPR. Thank you so much. Please check out Margaret if you are in the Tampa, Florida area.