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Serves 1 - 10

I love crumpets, the texuture is fantastic and the taste even better. They are delicious just with butter and even more topped with cheese melted under the grill for a few minutes.

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  • 3 - 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 - 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water


    1. In a bowl stir together yeast and water. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. Add warm milk, butter, salt and sugar. Add the flour and stir until the batter become smooth. Let stand for 30 minutes.
    2. Stir in soda dissolved in water, leave to rise 20 to 30 minutes.
    3. Grease griddle and heat over medium-low heat. Drop batter into crumpets rings. Reduce heat to low, cover griddle and cook crumpets until tops look dry, about 10 minutes.
    4. Flip them over and cook for a couple of minutes. Serve toasted with butter or with cheese melted under the grill

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koalasoup's picture

sounds delicious until you realise how much salt you are consuming. high blood pressure and stroke, here we come

florgcorrea's picture
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Maybe I'm doing something wrong but my crumpets look more like muffins. The batter is a bit too heavy... maybe I should let them stand a little bit more.

blondeshortpole's picture
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made these this morning take a bit of practice to get right I found made alot more than 10 as need to be thin. This is not a recipe for if your short on time needs a rainy day when all your jobs are done.

brolga's picture

You could also try toasting them from frozen. Most of the modern toasters have a 'frozen' button, and it seems to work very well :-)

edogirl's picture

Hi there, ZeTallGerman, as a singleton I'm forever cooking up big batches of things and freezing them and can assure you that crumpets freeze quite well. Try not to have them sticking together when you first pop them in the freezer, spread out inside a ziploc bag is good. Then when they've frozen, bundle them more compactly. A word of warning, like any bread, crumpets can get overly chewy if you try to thaw them using the microwave. If you feel like experimenting to get just the right timing and power to thaw them without compromising texture, go ahead. I prefer to leave them out for a while before toasting, depends on the ambient temp how long, so that they're at least partially thawed before toasting.

zetallgerman's picture
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Have used this recipe many times and always ended-up with great "holey" crumpets. Sometimes the dough may be a bit thick, so I help the bubbles along by popping them with a tooth pick :-) Crumpets are relatively low in fat and a great scrummy alternative to breakfast muffins. Does anyone have any experience with freezing these? They can be quite time-consuming to make (even in my biggest pan I can only make 4 at a time) so freezing a batch for popping into the toaster later would be great. I may give that a try this weekend.

morgan3m's picture

Try a layer of Philly cream cheese topped with a teaspoon or so of orange marm... Take two, they're small :-)

marbellamum's picture

Hi RosieAngel
You could use tuna tins top and bottom opened and a frying pan i use fried egg rings and frying pan and they work well. I love this recipe as do my family, good luck

rosieangel's picture

I havent got "a griddle with crumpet rings"!

Advice please as to what I could use instead?

Many thanks!

dylanski's picture
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Needed much more liquid than the recipe said to give a 'batter', and the results didn't look like crumpet. That said, they did taste quite authentic. But takes ages to cook, as I could only do 3 at a time (at 10-12 mins a go). Much easier to buy them if you can locally (I can't)!!!

ramsdens's picture

I love this recipe. Mine never get the holes in the top though?
I'm not too concerned though, I've made them several times now and our family love them as a special breakfast treat with butter, honey or golden syrup.

bethyboo92's picture

i like mine with either raspberry/strawberry preserve or with nutella on :)

pinewood's picture

I like mine with a slice of ham, then cheese and topped with a slice of tomato and lightly grilled

naomibrook21's picture

Smoked salmon and Hollandaise sauce, got to be done!

drfabio's picture

I like mine covered in golden syrup!

nessamac's picture

These crumpets sound delicious on their own but would also be worth having like this - spread butter on the top, then marmite, then top with cheese and then brown under the grill until the cheese has melted. Don't forget the tissue when your eating them to catch all the drools! Lovely!

ahgoon's picture

Try these with a poached egg on top.....oh yes!