Sustenance Sunday

A "classic" staple in all American versions of English Tea Rooms is good old-fashioned crumpets.  These tasty little treasures are likened to an english muffin, though they have a more chewy, spongy texture than your average english muffin.  They are often served toasted and topped with butter and/or various types of marmalade.

{ side note, I have never actually seen these on the menu in England, only at American knockoffs of the traditional English tea room. We love a good English 'tradition,' don't we? }

Do you have an English Tea Room near you?  Have you ever tried a crumpet?  What do you think of them?