One thing I miss is bread and baked food such as crumpets. I came across this recipe and adapted it slightly from one by the very talented Georgie over at Greens of the Stone Age.
I do not have any crumpet rings, and used my egg rings so these came out a little smaller than regular size crumpets. I also whisked them by hand, to get in more bubbles I would recommend using an electric whisk. Make sure you leave the mix for at least 15 minutes after adding the bicarbonate of soda as this is when the lovely bubbles start to form.
- 200ml warm water
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 sachet dried bread yeast
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1.5 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 100ml milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Whisk together the warm water, sugar and yeast and leave in a warm place while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the flours, baking powder and salt and mix together.
- Slowly whisk in the milk.
- Add the eggs and honey and whisk well
- Stir the prepared yeast mixture and slowly add to the batter until it is the consistency of double cream, (you will use about 3/4 of the prepared mixture).
- Cover the bowl with a clean towel and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes.
- After the 30 minutes give the mix a whisk, and if it has thickened up add a little more of the yeast until it comes back to the same consistency as before.
- Add the bicarbonate of soda, whisk well and leave to stand for 15 minutes.
- Place a frying pan on a low heat and place your crumpet rings in the pan. Add a small amount of your preferred cooking fat into the rings (I used lard but coconut oil or butter would be fine).
- Fill the rings to about 3/4 of the depth and cook until the outer half of the diameter of the crumpets have started to set.
- Carefully remove the crumpet rings, flip them over and cook on the other side for about a minute.
- Serve with lashings of grass fed butter.