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We finally know why crumpets have holes in them

Served piping hot and smothered with lashings of butter, crumpets are the ultimate teatime staple for most Brits. And aside from their spongy texture and crunchy coating the best thing about them has to be the holes that trap your choice of topping, be it jam, chocolate spread or perpetually divisive Marmite. But, just how do those elusive holes get there in the first place? Luckily, Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped has the answers and revealed on its latest show the secret as to why and how crumpets form their holes.

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