Ever thought about making homemade crumpets from scratch? You will now! Add a generous dollop of honey butter and watch it dribble down the sides for a pleasing way to start the day.
The sweet nectar of honey butter is all the justification we need to eat homemade crumpets for breakfast every day and it’s a lot easier than you might think. We especially recommend this recipe if you’re planning a breakfast in bed for a loved one. Serve warm with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice alongside freshly plucked flowers.
- Rotary egg beater
- Large mixing bowl (we used this)
- Frying pan (we used this)
- Crumpet rings (we used these)
- Honey dipper
Prep: 10 minutes (+1 hour resting)
Cook: 20 minutes
- 14g (2 sachets) dried yeast
- 1 tsp castor sugar
- 350ml warm milk
- 350g plain flour
- 1⁄2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 200ml water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 250g butter, softened
- 60ml (1⁄4 cup) honey
- Combine the yeast, sugar and milk in a jug and whisk well to combine. Set aside in a warm place for 5 minutes to allow the yeast to activate.
- Combine the flour, bicarb soda and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the wet yeast mixture and water. Whisk well and then set aside, covered, for an hour.
- Heat half the olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan over medium-low heat. Grease four 8cm crumpet rings. Place the greased rings into the pan and fill each three-quarters full with batter.
- Turn the heat down to low and cook for 6–8 minutes, or until the bubbles on the surface pop and stay open. Carefully turn the crumpets over and continue to cook for a further 1 minute. Repeat with remaining oil and batter.
- For the honey butter, put the butter and honey in a large bowl and whisk using egg beaters for 5 minutes, or until the butter is light and airy.
- Serve the crumpets hot with a big dollop of honey butter.
HINT: Crumpets are best cooked over a lower heat for a longer period to ensure they’re not too dark when cooked through.
Looking for more brunch recipes to accompany your homemade crumpets? Try these!
- Homemade Rustic Tomato Tarts
- Classic Poached Eggs with Hollandaise Sauce
- Mexican-Style Baked Eggs Recipe
- French Toast with Blueberries