A crumpet is a type of griddle cake that originated in the United Kingdom. It is made from a batter that typically includes flour, water or milk, yeast, and baking powder. The batter is poured into round molds and cooked on a griddle or skillet. The resulting crumpet has a spongy texture with characteristic holes on the top surface.


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Crumpets are often toasted before serving, and they are commonly enjoyed with butter, jam, honey, or other spreads. They are a popular breakfast or tea-time treat in British cuisine. The texture of crumpets, with their combination of softness and a slightly crispy exterior, makes them a distinctive and well-loved item in British culinary tradition.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 1 1/4 cups warm milk

  • 1/2 cup warm water

  • Vegetable oil or butter for greasing


  • In a bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Add the activated yeast mixture to the dry ingredients. Gradually add the warm milk while stirring continuously to form a smooth batter. The consistency should be similar to a thick pancake batter.
  • Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let the batter rest in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until it becomes bubbly and doubled in size.
  • Preheat a griddle or a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Grease the cooking surface with a small amount of vegetable oil or butter.
  • Grease crumpet rings or use English muffin rings to shape the crumpets. Place the rings on the greased griddle. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into each ring. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges start to set, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the rings, flip the crumpets, and cook on the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Once cooked, you can toast the crumpets in a toaster or under the broiler for a couple of minutes for a crispier texture.
  • Serve the crumpets warm with butter, jam, honey, or your favorite toppings.

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