Homemade crumpets – recipe

homemade crumpets recipeJanuary – the most depressing month ever, right? Discarded Christmas tress line the sides of streets, waiting to be disposed of (such a sad sight), rainy days continue which mean that even weekends are spent housebound and the thought of spring time seems years away. However, before going into hibernation until the cherry blossoms arrive, I try and find small things to lift my mood during this time of year, like having fresh flowers in the house, re-watching Friends for the 156th time thanks to Netflix and baking…although technically crumpets don’t actually involve baking, but you know what I mean!

Last weekend I attempted traditional crumpets for the first time and although they do take a bit of practice and patience, they aren’t too tricky. Here’s the recipe:homemade crumpets recipe

(Makes around 15)


  • 175g strong white flour
  • 175g strong white flour
  • 175g plain flour
  • 4 tsps instant yeast
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 350ml warm milk
  • 150-200ml warm water
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Butter for greasing


  1. Mix together the flours and the yeast in a bowl.
  2. Dissolve the sugar in the warm milk and pour onto the flour. Beat until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Cover with cling-film and leave for an hour, until the batter doubles in size.
  4. Mix the bicarbonate of soda and salt with the warm water and beat it into the batter. Add about ¾ of the water and keep adding it until you get a double cream consistency. Cover and rest again for 45 minutes.
  5. Heat a flat-bottomed pan and lightly grease the inside of your metal crumpet rings and the pan. Sit the rings on the griddle over a low-medium heat.
  6. Drop half a ladle of mixture into each ring. When the bubbles start to burst and the surface is set or beginning to get dry (should be around 5-7 minutes) turn the crumpets over and cook further for a minute or two.
  7. Serve hot with a big dollop of butter and a cup of tea to accompany it perfectly.

homemade crumpets recipe

2 Comments on Homemade crumpets – recipe

    • ashumi
      February 9, 2018 at 12:38 pm (2 days ago)

      Definitely worth a try, they’re easier than they seem. :)


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