Homemade crumpets with ricotta, berries & thyme honey served on a small plate with honey and berries alongside

Homemade crumpets with ricotta, berries & thyme honey

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus proving


Serves 4

Forget shop-bought crumpets, here's how to do them at home this weekend. Delicious served with a light topping of summer fruits, fresh ricotta and honey

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal340
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre4g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.7g
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    For the crumpets

    • 260ml milk



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

    • 1 tsp caster sugar
    • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
    • 220g plain flour
    • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
      Bicarbonate of soda

      Bicarbonate of soda

      Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

    • vegetable oil, for oiling and cooking

    To serve

    • 80g ricotta



      Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from whey and traditionally a by-product of…

    • 200g mixed summer berries
    • 4 tbsp thyme honey



      Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…


    1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and 60ml water until warm but not hot. Take off the heat, add the sugar and yeast and stir in, then set aside for 15 mins.

    2. Sift the flour, bicarb and a large pinch of salt into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle and add the milk mixture. Stir to make a batter, then cover with a tea towel and leave for 40-50 mins until frothy.

    3. When ready to cook, heat a flat, non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and oil four cooking rings, roughly 8cm diameter. Add a splash of cooking oil to each ring and tip in a ladleful of the batter (you want them between half and three-quarters full). Cook over a low heat for 15 mins or until bubbles form at the top and pop.

    4. Gently lift off the ring, running a knife around the edge if it’s stuck. Flip the crumpets over to cook the top for a minute or so, then take out of the pan and leave to cool on a wire rack while you cook a second batch.

    5. When ready to serve, toast the crumpets lightly. Spoon over the ricotta, scatter over the berries and finish with a drizzle of honey.

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    Angelia Lu's picture
    Angelia Lu
    27th Jun, 2018
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