10 Foods British Person Misses After Moving to the United States

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Crumpets are a quintessential British food.

Crumpets are round, savory griddle cakes.

Deborah Ackerley


Crumpets are a classic British food usually enjoyed toasted for breakfast or afternoon tea.

These round, savory griddle cakes are made with a batter of water, milk, flour, and yeast. They’re fluffy on the inside and contain lots of small holes.

You can make them yourself, but I love store-bought crumpets, as well. You pop them in the toaster and they’re ready in an instant.

They’re usually served hot with butter and strawberry preserves, or with other toppings such as marmalade, cream cheese, or Marmite (a yeasty, savory British spread).

I’ve found them in US supermarkets, but I think they taste heavy and not nearly as good.

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