How to make crumpets video

We show you the recipe for making fluffy homemade crumpets, plus how to achieve the perfect finish by cooking them in special rings in a frying pan.

Points to remember

  • Make a well in the centre of the flour, salt and sugar mix and gradually add the warm milk and yeast mixture stirring all the time so you get a really smooth batter without lumps.
  • Cover the bowl with cling film and leave it in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size – it should take around an hour.
  • When the dough is ready, heat a frying pan and add a splash of oil. Grease the inside of your crumpet rings so they don’t stick.
  • Take a spoonful of batter and drop it into the ring – fill it just over halfway. Keep the temperature low as you need to cook them quite slowly – around five minutes on a gentle heat.
  • When more bubbles appear on the surface you can pop them under the grill to finish cooking.