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stack of homemade crumpets


  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 27 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 7 mins
  • Yield: about 12 crumpets 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: English


Bring a little bit of England into the kitchen with this Crumpet Recipe. These Crumpets only take a few simple ingredients to make this delicious English snack.



  • 1 cup whole milk, heated to 110ºF – 115ºF
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the milk, sugar and yeast. Let them sit until the yeast starts to bubble, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and salt to the yeast mixture and beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes, or until the batter is smooth and it stretches when you lift out the beater. Remove the bowl from the mixer and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Place in a warm, draft-free area until the mixture has doubled in size and is bubbly on top, about 1 hour.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the water and baking soda. Stir this mixture into the batter, then set aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium low heat. Spray the surface lightly with nonstick cooking spray, and spray 4- 2 1/2 -inch crumpet molds. Place the molds in the skillet. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of the batter to the center of each mold and then cook until the bottoms are a deep golden brown and air bubbles have formed on the top, about 9 minutes. Use a pair of tongs to remove the molds, then turn the crumpets over to cook on the second side for about a minute.
  5. Remove the crumpets to a plate or serving platter, then repeat until you have used all of the batter. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes:

The original recipe says you should get 20 crumpets, but I only got 12.

recipe source: Good Food, Good Life by Curtis Stone

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1 crumpet
  • Calories: 68
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 154 mg
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg

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