Ask AOA: crumpets


Also good with a spot of tea.

Emails Alison:

I'm interested in cooking some pesto eggs, and pairing it with some delicious bacon, all on top of a yummy crumpet. Green eggs and ham...all local of course.
Between DeFazio's in Troy, and the Troy Farmers market, I know just where to get most of the ingredients, but I'm having a little trouble thinking of a place in the Cap. Region to get crumpets. The bakeries I frequent don't offer these.
If anyone would be able to send me in the right direction, it would be you and your readers!

We gotta admit that we're a little stumped about where to get crumpets in bulk. But Albany Jane (Albany John, actually) has gotten crumpets at the Miss Albany -- so maybe MAD can help.

Anyone know where Alison can score some crumpets?

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Hannafords - on Delaware Ave in Delmar. In the bakery section on one of the display tables, I know I've seen them there. Sold in a 6 (?) (maybe 4-?) pack. Personally, I think you could always just substitute 'english muffins' for crumpets but that's your decision, not mine... hope you find them.

We've found them at area Hannaford stores plenty of times over the years. Can't say we've bought 'em in a few months, but the Central Ave. Albany location always had them when we wanted them.

I've bought 6 packs of crumpets at Hannaford. They're usually in the bakery area. I forget the brand name, but they're sealed in clear plastic and awfully good toasted up and slathered in butter.

Other than that, I haven't seen them sold at bakeries in the area.

I've gotten them at Eats!

Yep - Hannaford - most locations. Bakery area - usually in a corner of one of the round bakery displays on the floor. I buy them for a client almost every week.

Actually they are pretty easy to find...they are called English Muffins and you can find them in any supermarket or Stewarts.

Why not make them?

Yeah you'll need a couple ring molds, but you can always use those to do interesting things with eggs later, and they double at great teethers for baby robots.

Save Pine Hills: Crumpets do have a slightly different texture from English muffins. Crumpets are sort of more similar to a pancake (although this depends on where/what kind of crumpet you get, some are made with potatoes) in make and such, while English Muffins are more of a bread product.

Pam, your client has good taste. I hope "crumpet wrangler" is on your resume.

I saw them in the bakery section of the Hannaford in Latham last night. I've bought them at EATS, too. Now I'm hungry again. Thanks, AOA!

@Naomi - she's a very discerning 6 year old - you bet!

Hate to bring up a controversial name, but they have them at Trader Joe's!

I've never understood the appeal of crumpets. I've had them here and in England and I think English muffins are better.

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