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Crumpet Recipe

Learn to make homemade crumpets!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Rise time1 hr
Total Time22 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: British
Servings: 12 crumpets
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk should be warm to the touch, but not hot
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water should be warm to the touch, but not hot
  • 1 1/3 cup bread flour
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda


  • Mix 1 cup of the warm milk and all of the sugar in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle yeast on top of the milk and let sit for ten minutes.
  • While you are waiting, mix bread flour, all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add the yeast mixture, the remaining 1 1/2 cups of warm milk, and the water, to the flour mixture and stir to combine. If you've made bread before and are used to a thick dough that you can knead, don't expect that from this batter. This will be a thick liquid, almost like a milkshake (don't drink it - yuck!).
  • Cover the batter and set in a warm place to rise for about an hour.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle to medium-low heat (I used setting 3 on my range, but yours may differ).
  • Butter the insides of your crumpet rings and place them on the skillet.
  • Fill each crumpet ring halfway.
  • After four minutes, you should be able to remove the rings using tongs. You can wait longer, but the longer I waited, the more the crumpets stuck to the rings.
  • Stare at the crumpets. It's fun! You'll notice bubbles forming and popping. It's like a trip to Yellowstone, but much cheaper. After about five minutes, you won't see any more bubbles forming or popping and you'll be able to tap the tops of the crumpets and hear a sound (meaning the tops have hardened a bit). It's now time to flip them!
  • Some people don't flip their crumpets at all, but I like to flip mine and cook for just a minute. It will give what will become the crumpets' tops an ever-so-slight browning.
  • Serve immediately with Lyle's golden syrup (shown in the photo), clotted cream and jam, or honey and butter; or cool, cover, and toast before serving.


The crumpet recipe that I am sharing below is adapted from Helen of Food Stories.  


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg