Crumpets on plate with knife and butter

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins plus rising

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Makes 10-12

Make your own fluffy crumpets for your next weekend brunch. These golden brown buttery treats are well worth the effort and are delicious with melted cheese

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per crumpet (12)

  • kcal190
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 2 ½ tsp dried yeast
  • warm 240ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 470g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder dissolved in 60ml warm water
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • vegetable oil, to grease
  • butter or cheese, to serve



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…


  1. In a bowl stir together the yeast and 240ml warm water and let it stand for 5-10 mins. Add the warm milk, butter, salt and sugar. Add the flour and stir until the batter becomes smooth. Let stand for 30 mins.

  2. Stir in the baking powder dissolved in water, leave to rise for 20-30 mins.

  3. Grease a heavy-based frying pan with a little vegetable oil and heat over medium-low heat. Lightly grease 4 x 9cm diameter crumpet rings. Spoon batter into the rings so it comes halfway up the sides. Reduce heat to low, cover with an upturned deep frying pan to give the crumpets space to rise. Cook until the tops look dry, about 10-12 mins.

  4. Flip them over and cook for 5 mins until golden and firm. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve toasted with butter or with cheese melted under the grill.

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11th May, 2008
i like mine with either raspberry/strawberry preserve or with nutella on :)
11th Apr, 2008
I like mine with a slice of ham, then cheese and topped with a slice of tomato and lightly grilled
10th Apr, 2008
Smoked salmon and Hollandaise sauce, got to be done!
10th Apr, 2008
I like mine covered in golden syrup!
9th Apr, 2008
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!
9th Apr, 2008
Try these with a poached egg on top.....oh yes!


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