Well, now that Agni Aunt/Aunt Polly has blown her own cover, I can relax. Though I am mystified by the idea that Kate being Agni Aunt made her giggle. Why? Am I not able to set the world to rights, as she is able?
Am I not as knowledgable on all things Greek, or anywhere else?
Well, no, probably not, but I have my own little talents and stories to relate. So, in no particular order:
I have swum with dolphins in Bermuda, I have survivfed breast cancer - 13 years - I have been to Jerusalem, and seen the birthplace of Jesus, I got through a train wreck in Yugoslavia and arrived in Athens in a cattle truck; I could go on. At age 67, nearly 68, I am still travelling, on my own, to Corfu every couple of years, quite an achievement really, can still ride a bike, and still cant swim!
Just a bit miffed at the 'made me giggle' phrase!
From Corfukate, sister of Agni Aunt!
Message posted by SylnBob on 08 August 2010 at 7:30pm - IP Logged
Dear Rocky & Bill, Here is the recipe I use to make my homemade crumpets. Never let me down. Good luck & hope you enjoy them.
450g/1lb plain flour, sifted
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp/1x7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
300ml/½ pint warm milk
300ml /½ pint warm water
4 crumpet rings or 7.5cm/3in plain pastry cutters, greased
Place the flour and salt into a large bowl and stir in the sugar and yeast making a well in the centre. Pour in the warm milk and water and mix to give quite a thick batter. Beat well until completely combined and cover with a tea towel or cling film.
Leave in a warm place to rise for about an hour until it's a light, spongy texture. Stir well to knock out any air and pour into a large jug.
Heat a non-stick frying pan over a very low heat with a drop of oil. Wipe the pan with kitchen paper to remove excess oil. Sit the greased crumpet rings in the pan and leave to heat up for a couple of minutes.
Pour in enough mixture to fill the rings just over halfway up the sides. Leave to cook until plenty of small holes appear on the surface and the batter has just dried out. This will take about 8-10 minutes.
Remove the rings and turn over the crumpets to cook for a further minute or two on the other side. Sit the first batch of crumpets on a wire rack while continuing to cook the remaining mixture.
If you can wait until cooled down a bit, delicious with lots & lots of lovely greek butter dripping through them and a nice cup of tea of coffee.
SylnBob - thank you very much! I'll print it out and have a go, just the thing for tea time in the autumn months. That said it's enough to drive me to drink - I'm on a diet at the moment and hot crumpets with butter dripping through them is nearly too much to bear!!!
Kate - try re-reading the last few posts carefully, they should answer question as to why your sister got the giggles...
Message posted by Corfukate on 08 August 2010 at 10:23pm - IP Logged
Aaaahhhh Bill, thanks for that. As far as I know, I am not 'agony' to my sister, though with our age difference, when we were much much younger, try 6 and 12, I was referred to as 'The Insect' by her friends!
Im not sure why I was follwed by a recipe for crumpets thought.
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