English Crumpets

Making English Crumpets – A Dish of Nostalgia

English crumpets are a type of crumpet which is traditionally eaten in England. They are made from a mixture of flour, yeast, salt, and milk. There are many variations of the English crumpet with different toppings such as jam, honey, or cheese.

They can be eaten plain or served with butter and jam or honey. The dough is traditionally mixed by hand but now machines can be used to mix the dough for quicker production times.

English Crumpets Great for Breakfast

I can not even remember the last time I had a crumpet. I know I used to eat them as a little kid, but I somehow completely forgot about them for the past 10 years. How sad, but these little fluffy, yeasty things are back! Cooking them in the pan is pretty messy but worth it. I used round cookie cutters in different sizes and even thoroughly sprayed them; the batter totally stuck to it. I just ran a toothpick around the ring to help them get out before quickly cooking the other side.

English Crumpets

  • 3 cups (375g) flour sifted
  • 2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 2 3/4 (650ml) cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp powdered milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp warm water
English Crumpets Recipe

Combine yeast, sugar, and 1 cup of warm water. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 10 minutes. Whisk flour, salt, and milk in another bowl. Add yeast mix and remaining water. Mix well, cover, and let stand for 15 minutes. 

Preheat a greased fry pan on low heat. Use a large round greased cookie cutter to form crumpets. Place the cutter in the frying pan and fill with batter until almost full. Cook for 4-8 minutes over medium heat until bubbles appear and the dough looks dry. Remove the ring and flip, cooking for 30 seconds until slightly browned.

Serve warm.

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