Crumpet recipe

You asked for it - So here are the PERFECT crumpets!
Servings: 6 yield(s)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
  • 150 g white flour
  • 200 ml warm water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Yeast Mixture
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • Coking
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
    Crumpet Batter
  1. Place flour, water and salt in a bowl and whisk for 2 minutes.
  2. Yeast Mixture - Dissolve Yeast into 1 tbsp warm water in a small bowl.
  3. Add Yeast Mixture, sugar and baking powder into bowl, then whisk for 30 seconds.
  4. Cover with cling wrap or plate, then place in a very warm place for 15 to 30 minutes until the surface gets nice and foamy. It will only increase in volume by ~10 - 15%.
  5. Cooking crumpets
  6. Grease 2 or 3 rings with butter (approx 9 cm / 3.5" wide, though any ring or metal shaper will do, Note 3) (TIP: Non stick rings - brush with melted butter. Everything else - smear with butter)
  7. Brush non stick skillet lightly with melted butter then place rings in the skillet.
  8. Turn stove on medium high (medium for strong stoves) and bring to heat (Note 4 for "sizzle test").
  9. Pour 1/4 cup batter into the rings (65ml), about 1cm / 2/5" deep (will rise ~60%).
  10. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes - bubbles should start appearing on the surface (but not popping yet).
  11. Turn heat down to medium, cook for 1 minute - some bubbles should pop around the edges.
  12. Turn heat down to medium low, cook for a further 2 1/2 to 4 minutes, until the surface is "set" and it's clear there will be no more bubbles popping! (At this stage you can help the final bubbles pop with a skewer!)
  13. Remove rings (you might need to run knife around to loosen).
  14. Then flip and cook the other side for 20 to 30 seconds for a blush of colour.
  15. Transfer to write rack (golden side down) and fully cool.
  16. Can be eaten once cool, but it's even better the next day.