E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Muffins and Crumpets.
Muffins is pain-moufflet. Du Cange describes the panis mofletus as bread of a more delicate nature than ordinary, for the use of prebends, etc., and says it was made fresh every day. Crumpets is crumple-ettes, cakes with little crumples.