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British crumpets

British Crumpets

Crumpets are popular in the UK and are eaten at breakfast and afternoon tea.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Appetisers & Starters, Breakfast, snacks
Cuisine British
Servings 30 pieces
Calories 67 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Mixing bowls
Frying pan no lid
Crumpet ring


Part 1

  • 230 gr white bread flour
  • 230 gr all purpose flour
  • 15 gr bicarbonate of soda
  • 8 gr baking powder
  • 10 gr sugar
  • 400 gr lukewarm water
  • 150 gr lukewarm milk
  • 10 gr dry yeast

Part 2

  • 200 gr water
  • 150 gr milk
  • 10 gr salt
  • 10 gr oil


Part 1

  • Sift the flours and combine them with the bicarbonate of soda, the baking powder and the sugar.
  • Dilute the yeast in the milk.
  • Add the milk and the water to the flours and whisk until well combined.
  • Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let it rest for a minimum of 1 hour until the batter has air pockets and rises a little.

Part 2

  • Combine the milk, the water, the salt and the oil and add to the mixture of part 1.
  • Cover and rest again for 15 minutes.

Cook the crumpets

  • Heat a frying pan over a moderate heat.
  • Use greased crumpet rings and spoon batter into the ring to about 1cm thickness.
    British crumpets
  • From the moment the batter cooks, it should form holes. If they don’t form easily, add a little more lukewarm water to the batter mix.
  • Don’t flip over the crumpet until the surface is completely dry and set and covered with holes. Remove the ring and only flip them over at the very end for a short time.
  • The cooked side will be dark brown, but not burned, while the side with the holes keeps a pale golden colour.


  • Crumpets can easily be frozen.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 299mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword crumpets, traditional recipe
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