Home made crumpets!

These are so much fun to make! I used this recipe:

Home made Crumpets

Makes about 15 small or 7 large

2 tsp (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
2 tsp caster sugar
1/2 cup (125ml) warm milk
1/2 cup (125ml) warm water
11/2 cups (225g) plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (125ml) water, extra
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Honey, to serve

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar, milk and water in a medium bowl. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 10 minutes, or until foaming.

  2. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the milk mixture. Stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour or until mixture doubles in size.

  3. Combine the extra water and bicarbonate of soda in a jug. Use a balloon whisk to whisk the flour mixture until it deflates to the original size. Gradually add the water mixture, whisking well between each addition, until well combined and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 30 minutes to rest.

  4. Brush a large non-stick frying pan with oil to grease. Brush 5 egg rings (or the larger crumpet rings) with oil to lightly grease. Place frying pan over medium-low heat. Pour 2 tbs of mixture into the egg rings (or 3-4 tbs of mixture into the crumpet rings) in pan and cook for 5 minutes or until bubbles rise to the surface and base is golden and top is set. Turn and cook for 1 minute or until lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack. Continue with remaining batter.

  5. Toast crumpets in the toaster and place on serving plates. Drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.
Instead of egg rings, I wanted to use crumpet rings (much larger and deeper), but I didn't have any and couldn't wait to get any, so I used one of the very large baked bean cans as my crumpet ring.

I just took the top off each end with a can opener, washed it well and removed the label, and then oiled it inside, and just cooked my crumpets one at a time. It made 7 large (more like a conventional crumpet size) ones with the above recipe.


  1. Your crumpets look delicious! Love your recycled crumpet ring.

  2. Oh wow, how cleaver are you :) :) Very impressed.

  3. These look so good, I've got to give these a go!! Thank you :) x

  4. Have been wanting to make crumpets for ages, miss them here in U.S.A. but could not find crumpet rings. Thanks to you ingenious method I can now have some crumpets and golden syrup. May God continue to bless you daily.
    In Him
    Bernie Todd


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