Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Brumpets, oh pardon me, Crumpets!

Today I am going to give you my “brumpet”, pardon me, my “crumpet” recipe and I will explain the whole “brumpet” thing to you just now. 

This recipe is from the “Cook and Enjoy It”, S.J.A. de Villiers recipe book.  I have two sisters and we each received a copy of the “Cook and Enjoy It” recipe book from our dad.   It has been a joy to me as I have learnt many a method of how to cook chicken, freeze vegetables, make jam, mix a substitute for baking powder etc from this book.  It has almost anything and everything in it, it is a treasure and I will most certainly give my daughters a copy too one day.  Just in my first year of marriage, my neighbour asked to borrow my recipe book, I was a bit uneasy about lending my book out, however insisted on having it back the very next day.  Some things are just too personal and special to lend out and I have never lent it out again.  I have learnt the art of saying no by offering an alternative when my answer is actually no. 

¾ Cup Sugar
1 Desert Spoon Butter/Margarine
2 Eggs
1 ½ Cups Milk
2 Cups Cake Flour
1 Heaped Desert Spoon Baking Powder
1 level Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, beat well then add the milk and flour alternatively, lastly adding the Baking powder and sifted Bicarb.  (Not nice to bite on a piece of bicarbonate of soda clump that did not get blended in)  Mix well and drop spoonfuls on a greased electric frying pan or griddle.  Turn over once.  (Wait for bubbles/holes to appear in the crumpets then you know they are ready to turn)

There are always guinea pigs in my family eagerly awaiting to sample the first crumpets to make sure they taste good!
Now what on earth is the whole "brumpet" issue?  A couple of years ago we were having home cell (fellowship group) at our house for which I made crumpets for out guests.  Our home cell leader at the tie and a very good friend commented that the crumpets were delicious, and were they "brumpets"?  I said I had not heard of "brumpets" but thanks for the compliment on the crumpets. It was not the first time he had asked if they were "brumpets", it came up every time we were together that I made crumpets.  I think that "Brumpets" were the name of a packet of a ready mix one bought at the shop to make crumpets with by just adding the wet ingredients.

If you are fortunate enough to have any remaining crumpets from this batch, they are extremely yummy when buttered and sandwiched together to have in your lunch box the next day at school or work, but like I said only if you are lucky enough to have left overs!

  ~ ~ ~ ENJOY ~ ~ ~


  1. Oh, yummy, yummy! Love crumpets. Always my favourite. Interesting blog, Janine.

  2. Janine, I have that same recipe book, but mine is still in good condition due to the fact that I have hardly ever used it. I always tell people the only time you'll find me in the kitchen is when I'm making a cup of coffee or when I need to clean my paint brushes. ;-)