Crumpets With Cheese & Bacon

"Nice way to enjoy English crumpets. If you're from a country where they're not widely available do yourself a favour and make some from scratch, there are plenty of recipes on RecipeZaar for them. This recipe really works a lot better using natural cheese rather than processed cheese."
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
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  • Lightly cook bacon in a non-stick frying pan and set aside.
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly over each crumpet followed by pepper and paprika if you are using them.
  • Tear up bacon and place over the top, discarding fat and the rind etc.
  • Grill for around 5-10 minutes until the cheese has melted into the crumpet.

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  1. French Tart
    Five stars for a ten star EASY and TASTY recipe! I made these as posted, but, I put the bacon on first and then the cheese on top, so it melted over my crispy bacon pieces and kept it from drying out too much! VERY much enjoyed for brekkie today and I will be making this again! Thanks Pete, made for Make my Recipe in the Aussie/Kiwi forum.
  2. Maito
    I doubled the portion size. They were really good.
  3. Sonya01
    I had these for lunch today. They were fantastic. Loved the savory & sweet together. Made for RECIPE SWAP #40 - May 2010 in the aust/nz forum ;)
  4. I'mPat
    Made for a late breakfast so made 2 crumpets for me. Baked 50 grams (2 small rashers) of rindless bacon in the oven. Lightly toasted the crumpets and used some grated vintage cheddar (would easily have used the 1/4 cup over the 2 crumpets) - did mention it was a late breakfast and I was hungry. Used the paprika - after all melting grated cheese without paprika and pepper seems mandatory. Popped it all under the grill and when melted and bubbly I hoed in and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you PeterJ, made for Aussie/NZ Swap #39 - April 2010.
  5. Julie Bs Hive
    I've enjoyed crumpets for many years but this way was a first. Had them with eggs and a fresh fruit salad for a delicious brunch. I used a combo of mild white and an extra sharp dark Cheddars. Didn't measure, just eyeballed. Very good, glad I tried this. Made for Aussie?NZ RS#38, the Iced Yo Yos.


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