Who doesn’t love a bit of crumpet?! Well, until recently, coeliacs didn’t, but now we are able to chose from two products to satisfy our elevenses hankerings! Second breakfast will never be the same again. Which fared best in our ‘trademark’ Bread to Bread challenge? Crumpets from Genius or Marks & Spencer? Get your lashings of butter ready…
I’ll be honest, it’s been so blinking long since I had a normal crumpet, I only vaguely remember what they *should* be like! Cue advice from the interwebs on what makes a perfect crumpet! We reckon it is:
- A good honeycomb structure
- Light and fluffy texture
- Butter Absorb-ability
- Cost per crumpet
Nice bit of crumpet: Genius
£2.19 for 4 from Asda
I have a love/hate relationship with Genius, so wasn’t expecting to like these, but it seems that their proficiency at holes in bread (cough) also translates to crumpets, with yummy consequences! These have a really good honeycomb to them, and were crisp on the outside and light and fluffy when toasted. They are dairy free, but I added a lump of proper butter which dutifully soaked all the way through to the bottom – it’s not a proper crumpet if you don’t get messy fingers! The downsides were that they were a little oily to touch when pulled out of their somewhat medicinal packaging, and the flavour is somewhat yeasty; but all in all an excellent bit of crumpet.
GF Nomability: 8/10
Crumbs, Pet: Marks & Spencer Made Without Wheat
£1.79 for 4 from Marks & Spencer
We’re off to a bad start – they feel like little spongy bricks, and suffer from the classic gluten-free problem of not toasting very well (they are either warmed up or burnt); however despite being a little ‘cakey’ in texture, the bubbles are there and they have a gluteny stretch to the dough and a nice moisture. The flavour is better than the Genius crumpet – faintly sweet and ricey – so not a bad product.
GF Nomability: 6/10