Thursday 17 June 2021

Moreish home made crumpets - Recipe.

Father's day is later this week and my girls and I always like to treat Stu to breakfast in bed. Usually it's just toast or a bacon sandwich but this year we are fancying trying something a bit different and a little more adventurous. I was recently sent a selection of recipes to have a look at and the crumpets really stood out.

We love crumpets here but always thought that more went into making them than actually does. They actually sound quite simple to make.


175ml of semi skimmed milk.
175ml of warm water.
225g of Carr’s plain flour.
2 1/2g Fast action dried yeast.
2 teaspoon of granulated sugar.
1 teaspoon of salt.
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.
Vegetable oil for cooking.

A heavy base frypan or flat griddle.
Three or four crumpet rings but you could also use metal biscuit cutters, egg rings or even an empty, cleaned tuna tin.

1. Warm the milk and whisk in the flour, yeast and sugar. Then add half the warmed water and beat to a smooth batter, gradually add the remaining water to create a thick and smooth batter mix. Cover with cling film and rest in a warm place for up to 2 hours.

2. Once the batter is foaming, whisk in the salt and the bicarbonate of soda.

3. Heat a heavy frypan or flat griddle on the stove. Apply a little oil with a brush or kitchen paper to grease the pan and insides of the crumpet rings. Place the rings in the heated pan or griddle and once hot add batter to each ring to just below the top of the ring.

4. Cook for 5 minutes at a medium heat. Holes will appear in the top surface as the crumpet batter sets, flip each crumpet over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

5. Repeat to make 12 crumpets. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

6. When ready to serve, toast under a grill or in a toaster and serve with plenty of butter. Add the topping of your choice. We like golden syrup here but jam or honey is just as nice. 

Recipe belongs to Carr’s Flour, you can find out more information on their website. The full range is available to order from their online shop.


  1. I have never had crumpets but that does sound fairly easy to make. Good luck with the new recipe!

  2. I absolutely love crumpets but I've never looked into making my own! I'm going to try this out. x