Heather's suggestion to do a 'Full English' themed Pancake Tuesday was a blinding hit.
According to my research, a Full English Breakfast traditionally includes bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried eggs and fried bread. It can also have black pudding and blood sausage, but we skipped those (horses for courses) and just made the rest. Our clever mates also added some other English-inspired creations to the menu: bubble and squeak, lemon curd, clotted cream and berries. Plus, that cheeky Heather's send-up of English accents took the piss out of everyone.
Well, Bruce and I had been wanting to make crumpets since I had been inspired by a new Twitter friend boasting their buttery goodness. After being knackered with other recipes, we tried one (recommended by said friend) and successfully substituted totally brill crumpets for pancakes. They might not look like much in the photo (I can't tell, since I fell arse over elbow for them), but I am certain that all of us would recommend these fresh home-made crumpets. Quite.
The Master Griddler
Warm-the-soul perfect crumpets.
Scrummy bacon arrives.
If you have recipe suggestions for our Pancake Tuesdays, just give us a bell!