Why Crumpets have all those holes according to a 'bread expert'


Ever looked at your crumpet at thought 'how did you get all those holes?'

No? Neither did we, but now you think about it, we can't stop thinking about it. How did they get there? why are they there? 

Turns out the answer isn't because the bakers like letting your honey melt all the way through, instead it's all thanks to bubbles.

Kate Quilton, presenter of 'Food Unwrapped', found out that the crumpet 'bubbles' are made when the dough is left out in a warm place for a few hours. The crumpets are then cooked on a hot plate which the 'bread expert' says creates the holes:

The heat of the hot plate [causes] the bubbles to expand, and the steam generated behind it pushes the bubbles up through the batter. What you get is a chimney effect. Steam pushing the bubbles up causes the flutes which makes the holes in your crumpet.

So there you go, a fun fact you can tell all you friends at your next party to prove why you're the coolest person there.