Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tea & Crumpets, Anyone?

funny word of the day: crumpet

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈkrəm-pət\
Function: noun
Etymology: perhaps from Middle English crompid (cake) wafer, literally, curled-up cake, from crumped, past participle of crumpen to curl up, from crump, crumb crooked, from Old English crumb; akin to Old High German krump crooked
Date: 1638
: a small round unsweetened bread cooked on a griddle and usually split and toasted before serving

These are kind of like bigger, more British English Muffins (could you get more English than "English muffins"? Hmmm...) They're delicious with butter (or clotted cream, if you're trying to be more British) and jam. Yum.

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