Here's the deal: english muffins are not crumpets and crumpets are not english muffins. It's science. But people don't really know this, because grocery store shelves in America are devoid of any crumpets. Which is devastating. For one, they are lighter and chewier, and they have tiny holes in them that allows your butter to sink all the way down.
I wish as a society we had that one thing that we could eat with our tea or coffee, at any time of day, or when we're sad, like they do in England. I think cake is our equivalent but at a certain point it's like dude, lay off the cake. And you certainly can't just "go pop 'round to the shop" to get cake as easily as you can crumpets. Is life easier in England??
Anyway. I saw that Food 52 had a recipe for crumpets, and so, we made them last Saturday morning because it's much more fun to pretend you're on Downton Abbey when crumpets are involved.
If you're getting really proper you'll eat yours strictly with butter on top. But if you're me, you'll slather yours with a ridiculous amount of peanut butter and honey.
What you'll need: a chef's ring, an hour and a half to let the dough rise, an English husband to sing along to Sam Smith really really loudly (I was going to say that part was optional but it's not, really).