Eggy crumpets are nothing new: Jamie Oliver cooked them - savoury-style - in his Jamie at Home TV series - but sweet, eggy crumpets drizzled with maple syrup? That would be amazing, I thought. And it was.
You just dip the crumpets into the egg, milk and vanilla mixture and then fry for a couple of minutes on each side, until golden. I love them with some berries, which I get out of the freezer to defrost before doing anything else. By the time the crumpets have cooked, they're ready.
I did try this with some icing sugar over, but I think it works much better with maple syrup - you get that stodgy sweetness, which is perfect for a gentle wake up on a groggy morning.
French Toast Style Crumpets
makes 4 crumpets (to feed 2 adults)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp milk
- 4 crumpets
- 1 tbsp flavourless oil
- maple syrup and raspberries and/or blueberries, to serve
- In a shallow, wide bowl, crack in the egg, pour in the vanilla extract and a tiny slosh of milk and beat together with a fork.
- Heat a non-stick pan with a trickle of oil, and dunk the crumpets into the egg mixture, pressing them down so they're properly saturated. Turn them over and do the same again.
- Place each crumpet into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until crispy and golden. Drain on a piece of kitchen paper and then transfer to a plate. Drizzle the crumpets with maple syrup and eat while hot.
What do you think? Would a couple of these wake you up?