Crumpets would be the sweetest day tea cure, particularly when served hot with a lot of butter. It is the additional yeast at the batter that produces the soft feel and myriad small holes on top, ideal for grilling up butter.
There are lots of readymade brands of crumpets readily available. You can also purchase the crumpets from experienced crumpet suppliers through http://www.daviesbakery.com.au/products/.
Steps that can help in making crumpets:
- First, warm the milk in a saucepan. Ensure it is warm but not boiling. Skim off any film of the very best.
- Whisk together the heated milk, fluid, yeast, and sugar in a large bowl. Once blended, add half of the water and beat in the batter.
- Proceed to add more water until the batter is smooth and thick. Stop adding water after it reaches the consistency of thick cream.
- Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a hot, draft-free area. This should take approximately 1 hour but maybe as many as 2 hours (keep your eye on it).
- Moisten a paper towel using small oil and carefully wash the foundation of the pan and then crumpet (or pastry) rings measuring roughly 3 x 1 1/2 inches.
- Put a ring at the skillet and then pour in enough batter to match only beneath the surface of the ring. Cook for 5 minutes, until there are lots of little holes around the outside and the crumpet is placing.
- Rest the crumpets onto a wire rack until cool. Put a lot of butter and jam.