Make your own delicious home-made crumpets using this simple crumpet recipe. Serve them lightly toasted, oozing with butter.
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Makes: 10
  • 300 g (2 cups / 10 oz) plain flour
  • 250 ml (1 cup / 8 fl oz) warm milk
  • 180 ml (¾ cup / 6 fl oz) warm water
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Butter or oil for greasing the crumpet rings and pan or griddle.
  1. In a large clean bowl mix together the milk, water, sugar and yeast. Mix well and leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the salt, then add the flour slowly while whisking to create a smooth batter.
  3. Cover and leave in a warm place for 1-1½ hours for the batter to become frothy. It will expand so make sure you have the batter in a large bowl!
  4. Lightly grease a flat-bottomed pan and place it on the stove on a low heat.
  5. Grease some crumpet or egg rings and place on the warm pan. Ladel about 1 cm (about ½”) of batter into each ring.
  6. Cook gently until the top of the crumpet is dry and has a slightly rubbery texture – about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the crumpets from their rings by running a thin knife around the bottom of the crumpet ring then turn them out upside down back onto the pan.
  8. Cook the tops of the crumpets for 1-2 minutes and remove from the heat.
  9. Clean and regrease the crumpet rings. Regrease the pan and continue making your crumpets.
Make sure you grease the rings well to stop the crumpets sticking.

You can make your own crumpet rings by cutting the top and bottom from a tuna can. Be sure to wash them well and remove the label before use.

If the batter is too runny it will run out of the bottom of the ring – whisk a little more flour into your batter. If you don’t see bubbles rising your batter is too thick – whisk a little more water into the batter.