Crumpets are the best thing in the world! I love them! You can eat them with a blob of butter melting on the top..and it sinks into those characteristic holes, or with a blob of jam, syrup, have with a breakfast of bacon and eggs, the sky really is the limit when it comes to how you want to eat these. They are truly heavenly! There is a little time for the yeast to rise, but hey! In my opinion, 40 minutes for yeast to work is fine when I know what I will get at the end.