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crumpets with butter

Homemade Crumpet Recipe

Cowbridge Kitchen

Homemade crumpets are made with a crumpet batter, a bit like pancake batter but with yeast, if you have ever made your own crumpets then you need to try this Crumpet recipe.

Crumpets are cooked in a similar way to pancakes but we use an egg mould on a bakestone or flat pan.

One of the key features of a Crumpet are the tiny holes which are created during cooking as the yeast forms tiny bubbles that burst during cooking.

Traditionally Crumpets are served hot with butter but I like my crumpets with jam or for a more savoury Crumpet try them with melted cheese and tomato.

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You can make these in about 1hr 36 minutes
1hr Prep time
36 mins to Cook all the crumpets.
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Nutritional Facts
This is per 46g
1 crumpet

Calories: 102
Protein: 4g
Fat: 0.3g
Carbohydrates: 20g
Fiber: 1.6g
Sugar: 1.6g
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You will get 6 crumpets out of this recipe Table for Two Servings
Tricky : You need some cooking skill and experience to make these
This recipe is not for the novice
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Crumpets are one of those things we just think you buy in the shops.

Crumpets are surprisingly easy to make, you will need to get a couple of Egg Rings.

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Cost to make:
£1.01 / $1.28(Est.)

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    How to make Crumpets

    The Crumpet is made from a batter mix like Pancakes, but you add Yeast to a Crumpet Batter and it is the Yeast that gives the Crumpets its holes.

    The Crumpet was created around the 17th century but the modern Crumpet would have been developed in the Victorian era.

  • How many holes in a Crumpet ?
  • You might be surpised to know that the perfect crumpet needs to have around 300 holes to create the perfect texture.

  • How do you get holes in a Crumpet ?
  • Crumpets get their holes from bubbles that develop during the fermentation process. when the batter is cooked , small bubbles form and when they pop, there is your hole.

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    250 ml of warm Milk
    7g packet of dry yeast
    1 tsp Caster Sugar
    150 g Strong (Bread) Flour
    1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    1/4 tsp Salt

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl.
    2. Add the rest of the dry ingredients, Yeast, Caster Sugar, Bicarbonate of soda & Salt. Mix together well with a fork.
    3. Warm up the milk then add it to the bowl.
    4. Whisk it in using a fork until if forms a runny paste (The consistency of double cream)
    5. Cover with a cloth and leave to prove for around 45 minutes or until little bubbles form on the top.
    6. Add a small amount of oil to a flat frying pan or a bake stone and grease up a 9 inch egg ring.
    7. Get the heat on low under the pan or bake stone and let it heat up for a few minutes.
    8. You can cook as many crumpets at a time as you like but two is probably enough to start with.
    9. Put each egg ring on the bake stone or pan and add 50 ml or 1/3 fill the egg ring with crumpet batter.
    10. Let the crumpet cook for 5 minutes or until all of the bubbles have popped and the top of the crumpet is full of holes and the batter is mostly dry.
    11. Remove the egg ring and continue cooking under a grill for a further minute or two so that the top is a light brown and cooked.
    12. Re-grease the pan and the egg rings and repeat until all of the crumpets are cooked.
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    Chefs Tips

    These crumpets are delicious served hot with fresh Jam or you can toast them and have them with butter.

    Did you know that the more holes you can get into your crumpets the lighter the crumpet will be.