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  • Home made crumpets, a wonderful weekend or holiday project that the kids would love to get involved with! They don't actually take that long, but the batches do take a little while to cook on the stovetop or electric frypan.

    Crumpet Recipe

    Makes 12 small crumpets.

    2 cups plain flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon dried yeast
    1 teaspoon bi-carb soda
    2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    1.5 cups warm water

    In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, mix the dry ingredients until well combined, then add the water.

    Mix well for about 5 minutes to develop some gluten strands, then switch off mixer and allow to rest for 20-30 minutes.

    Towards the end of the resting period, preheat a heavy based fry pan (or electric fry pan) to medium, grease some egg rings and put in the pan to preheat also.

    Turn the heat down to low, and ladle some crumpet batter into the egg rings and smooth out into the edges with your finger. Do not fill the egg rings right up to the top, they need room to expand as they cook.

    When air bubbles and holes appear on the top, then cover the fry pan and allow the crumpets to fully cook through.

    When they are done, cool on a rack and then they can be frozen if required for later toasting.

    Serve toasted with your favourite sweet or savoury topping.


    Per plain crumpet - 74 Calories
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  1. Kim
    No idea on GF Flour Toni, give them a go and report back :) I haven't made these for a while due to lack of time, might make them at the cafe when the weather turns a bit cooler! :)
  2. tonimacaroni
    Kim, how do you reckon these would go with gluten-free flour?
    ps: our local House store had heaps of crumpet rings, when I was in there a couple of weeks ago.
  3. Kim
    Thanks very much Derek! Will check those out :)
  4. Derek Still
    CRUMPET RINGS: More information for you
    Advertised as "2 Non stick Poachette rings" I bought 2 sets giving me 4 rings.
    DIMENSIONS - 9CM DIA 3CM HEIGHT: (about 1.25 inches) ITEM PRICE - £5.99 (a pair);
    £2.99 (EUROPE)
    £3.99(REST OF THE WORLD)

    Sorry I was so long in answering Kim. I couldn't find them anywhere else, and they work out a bit expensive coming from UK, but it only hurt for a short time.

    Site still advertising this morning Sunday 30th June.
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  5. Derek Still

    From e-bay Kim. had no end of trouble finding them. Sorry don't know how to add a link, so you may have to copy and paste the URL. Postage was reasonable Honest dealer, I used PayPal. Hope they have some left for you.

    Latest batch were divine.
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  6. Kim
    Where did you find the Crumpet rings Derek? I would love to get my hands on some!!! :D Glad you enjoyed them by the way!
  7. Derek Still
    I bought 4 x 2 cm deep crumpet rings specially to try this recipe as I love thick crumpets and thought egg rings might be a little bit thin. I halved the recipe as there are only 2 or us. A simple recipe with beautiful results. I gave the dough a longer rest period than the recipe states. No more bought crumpets in our place. We tried maple syrup, honey, golden syrup, raspberry jam and orange marmalade on our test batch. Making a dozen next week -end. This recipe is a winner. Thank you.
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