The words evoke images of lazy days with cups of hot tea; feet up, reading on the couch.
Just like Sunday in our house isn’t…
They might once have been lazy and carefree days, but I just can’t remember.
(It’s like when you repress traumatic memories, but the opposite… 🙈 )
What did we do with our weekends before having to spend them entertaining kids; feeding kids; tidying up after kids…?!
Anyway, the kids wanted crumpets, so we made these:
Fluffy Raspberry Crumpets.
320g cake flour
100g caster sugar
1 tbs (3tsp) baking powder
A pinch of salt
3 eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
30g butter, melted
100g chopped frozen raspberries
Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.
Make a well in the centre, and pour in the milk, vanilla, eggs and butter.
Mix until just combined. Fold in the raspberries.
Heat a little oil in a large frying pan and place scoopfuls of the batter into the pan.
Cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes before flipping over; the crumpets should be a light golden brown colour.
Serve warm with butter and jam; or drizzle with syrup or honey.
That’ll keep them entertained and fed for a while.
Now make yourself a cup of tea. And put your feet up.