How it works: Mermaid Crumpet Rings

They say the best days begin with a proper breakfast and this, friends, is proper breakfast food. About the same size as English muffins, think of crumpets as the chewy best friend of bacon and maple syrup. Crumpets need a bit of structure to realise their full, delicious height and that’s where these handy Mermaid Crumpet… Continue Reading »

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