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Easy snacks – Ricotta Crumpets with Mulberry Compote!

Posted on April 24, 2009 by in baked goods

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Crumpets or flapjacks as we call them here, are my children’s favorite snack when days are cold and rainy like yesterday! So when they got into the car at school, it was like a chorus from the back seat: ” Mommy, will you please make us some crumpets, please, pretty please!!!
This mother does not need any begging so after phonics and reading was done, we got busy! I wanted to make these ricotta cakes, because with the ricotta these little cakes can go either way…savory or sweet, because my son has the sweet tooth but little missy likes things savory like her mommy!! It is the easiest thing to make and the children love helping with the mixing and measuring…not that it needs much measuring.

Ricotta crumpets with Mulberries

Ingredients ( for about 8 crumpets)

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 eggs about 3 tbsp milk
200gr ricotta cheese

Method

Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together in a bowl.Beat the eggs and milk together with a fork and add the egg mixture to the flour. Mix, but do not overmix. Add the ricotta and fold it in.
Heat some oil in a frying pan and drop spoonfuls of the batter into the pan. Turn the crumpets once to ensure even browning on both sides. Serve these cakes with cream and jam or cheese and bacon…just about whatever you please! I served mine with some Mulberry Sauce!

Mulberry sauce

1 cup frozen or fresh mulberries – I used frozen
100ml sugar
100 ml water

Boil together until the sauce thickens and serve on crumpets, pancakes or ice-cream

 

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21 Responses to “Easy snacks – Ricotta Crumpets with Mulberry Compote!”

  1. Jan 24 April 2009 at 12:18 pm #

    Oooh now they look good! Love the idea of the ricotta.

  2. Ben 24 April 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    Hmmm yummy! Can I have some please, pretty please? hehe

  3. Lisa 24 April 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    Wonderful! I think I know what I am having for dinner!

  4. Juliana 24 April 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    WOW, the crumpets look great! I’ll have them for breakfast!

  5. lisaiscooking 24 April 2009 at 10:33 pm #

    They’re so pretty made into heart shapes! Sounds delicious too.

  6. Lisa 24 April 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    I made these for dinner and they were delicious. I topped them with a jalapeno apricot spread. Thanks so much for this recipe!

  7. Elra 25 April 2009 at 1:13 am #

    So many times my husband ask me to make crumpets. I don’t even have any idea what crumpets was. Still haven’t make one for him. I think I should!
    Yours look wonderful
    Cheers,
    elra

  8. That Girl 25 April 2009 at 6:29 am #

    I always think of crumpets as more like English muffins and flapjacks as more like pancakes.

  9. Sophie 26 April 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    MMMMMMMM……ricotta! Looks delicious!!
    Super yummie food!

  10. Kevin 26 April 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    It has been a long time since I last had a crumpet. I like how nice and light and airy they are and how melted butt fills up all the nooks and crannies. Ricotta crumpets sound good! I like how you served them.

  11. Proud Italian Cook 26 April 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    Nina, You know I love my ricotta! I’ll definitly have to try these!

  12. Dragon 27 April 2009 at 5:26 am #

    I love the little heart shapes. :)

  13. Juno 27 April 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    These look utterly delicious – I love mulberries. Thanks for the visit Nina.

  14. Bellini Valli 27 April 2009 at 3:05 pm #

    I’d love to tru this ricotta version of crimpets as well as a sweet version. I was brought up on crumpets slathered in butter:D

  15. Pam 27 April 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    Oh yum. I sure wish this was my breakfast this morning. Looks lovely.

  16. glamah16 27 April 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    2nd time I have ssen Mulberries today. Those would be my favorite snack too.

  17. Junglefrog 28 April 2009 at 12:12 am #

    That is such a good idea on using the ricotta! I could eat flapjacks any day of the week too; possible both savoury and sweet options..:) This looks delicious. I almost brought back fresh ricotta from Italy but decided against it as I wasn’t sure if it was illegal to bring along. Didn’t feel like a interrogation by customs!

  18. Lori Lynn 28 April 2009 at 1:55 am #

    Oh gee, they look so pretty, love the shape.
    Hmmm, I have to keep a lookout for frozen mulberries.
    LL

  19. Nina Timm 28 April 2009 at 7:54 am #

    jan – yes, the ricotta makes the crumpet lighter in my opinion and less doughy!!

    ben – anytime, my friend! I’ll swop you for a few of your delights, ok?

    lisa- you will love it!!!!Oh, I see you made them!!! See, I told you!!!

    lisaiscooking – anything for the kiddies!!!

    elra – shame on you for making a man beg!!!

    that girl – I think it differs from country to country!!

    sophie – indeed it is!!!

    kevin – butter and jam…….can’t go wrong there!!!

    proud italian cook – oh yes I know!!

    dragon – my children did too!!

    juno – my pleasure!

    val – nothing wrong with butter, but jam and cream is our favorite!!

    pam – it can be tomorrow if you want!

    glamah – I think it is a sign!!

    junglefrog – my mom tried to bring in 2 mangoes from Namibia and almost got lock up for it!!!!

    lori lynn – I freeze when the mulberries are in season, then I can use them all year!!!

  20. Susan @ SGCC 29 April 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    These look scrumptious! I have a beautiful mulberry tree in my backyard. Somehow, the berries never last long enough to make it into a recipe! ;)

  21. Jeanne 30 April 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    They look specatular! So glad that it’s berry season over here now and that we will be seeing more and more local berries in the stores :)


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