Rainbow Crumpets with Ice Cream and Chocolate Syrup

Makes 20 crumpets

Ingredients: 

250 ml (1 cup) cake wheat flour

10 ml (2 t) baking powder

1 ml (pinch) salt

30 ml (2 T) Huletts White Sugar

1 extra large egg

200 ml full cream milk

15 ml (1 T) butter, melted

Gel food colouring in red, green, yellow, blue and purple

Sunflower oil

Ice cream to serve

Huletts Chocolate Syrup or Huletts Golden Syrup to serve

Method: 
  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl, add the sugar.
  2. Beat the egg, milk and butter together and gently fold into the flour mixture until well combined.
  3. Divide the mixture between 5 bowls. Add one of the gel colours into each bowl until the desired depth of colour is reached.
  4. Pour 1 tablespoon of oil into a frying pan and place over medium heat. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the batter into the heated frying pan, making 2 crumpets.
  5. When the batter starts to bubble, turn over, using an egg lifter. Fry for 1 minute more on the other side.
  6. Remove from the frying pan and place on a wire cake rack to cool.
  7. When you have 1 or 2 of each colour, stack them, alternating the colours.
  8. Serve warm with ice cream and Huletts Syrup.

Hint: If you make large crumpets, you may spread cream on top of each layer, then drizzle syrup over the stack and slice it like a rainbow crumpet cake.