Hot, buttered crumpets.
A crumpet is a cake made from flour or potato and yeast eaten mainly in the United Kingdom, but also in the nations of the Commonwealth.
The crumpet is circular in shape (usually; long and square varieties also exist) and has a distinctive flat top covered in small holes. It has a spongy texture and a fairly bland flavour.
Crumpets are served hot, usually with butter. Other popular accompaniments include jam, Marmite, honey, or cheese. Typically, crumpets are bought in packets and toasted.
A pikelet is similar to a crumpet, but much thinner and sometimes irregularly shaped. (But the meaning of pikelet varies: in some regions of Britain it traditionally refers to a crumpet, muffin or other teacake. In Australia and New Zealand it refers to a Scotch pancake.)
A Buttered Crumpet
- 12 fl oz Milk
- 1 tblsp Yeast
- 1 Tsp castor Sugar
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 8oz Plain Flour
- 12液体盎司（fl oz是fluid ounce的缩写，1 液体盎司 = 29.5735297 毫升）的牛奶
It is worth noting that the recipe contains no egg, and that many variations contain no sugar.
The crumpet should not be confused with the sweeter English muffin.
The name "crumpet" is thought to have originated from the Welsh crempog, a type of pancake.
In the UK, "crumpet" has become a slang term for a woman (or, more recently, a man) regarded as an object of sexual desire. Other breakfast items (such as Black Pudding and Scrambled Egg) have also become slang for other sexual acts. Historically "Crumpet" has also been used as a non-sexual term of endearment.
在英国，"Crumpet"变成了一种含有性欲对象的针对女性（最近也开始针对男性）的俚语。其他一些早餐用的词汇（如Black Pudding / 黑香肠和Scrambled Egg / 炒鸡蛋）也已经成为其他一些性行为的俚语了。历史上 "Crumpet"被用作不含性意味的喜爱。