Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I made crumpets today.

Here they are in the pan (slowly!) doing their thing

Toasted, and slathered in honey...yum!

Crumpets (adapted from The NZ Bread Book by Simon and Alison Holst)

1 1/2 c hot water
1 c milk
1 tbsp granulated yeast (I used instant)
1 tsp sugar
2 c flour
1 tsp salt

Whisk together all ingredients (in the order given) until well combined, stir vigourously for a few minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to stand in a warm place until the mixture is bubbly and doubled in size, this will take about 30 minutes or so. Don't stir once it has risen or it will knock the air bubbles out.

Heat a pan on a very low heat, and spray the base, also the insides of a few egg rings (or I have successfully used smoked fish tins with both ends taken off). Cook very slowly until bubbles form and pop, and the top of the crumpet dries out, this takes ages, about 4 minutes, then flip over and cook the other side for a minute or two until golden brown. Toast and enjoy. Makes loads, think I made about 16.


  1. Wow, Becs, they look so perfect! I am going to have to make some of these (do I say that to every post here?). Yum...

  2. Perhaps we could do a swap tomorrow? Dad can bring some crumpets up to his meeting in Wellington and I will exchange for some brownies!

  3. Yum, they look (and I bet taste) better than the brought ones. Hubby has made a special request for the weekend when I showed him the pictures.......no doubt mine wont look anything like but never mind!:)

  4. These taste as good as they look! So soft and yeasty. They look much smaller in real life - a lovely, dainty size. We must do baking swaps more often!

  5. How cool! Confession: I was never a big fan of crumpets. Yet...homemade ones look really delicious. I bet they smell amazing while they're cooking!

  6. Becs I love the blog, and what a great idea to have the three of you writing it! The crumpets look amazing!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll be checking on yours often:)

  7. In England we called these pikelets. They're hard to find in the States and I made them once but they weren't very good. I will try this recipe, they look delicious. Hubby and I were in Oz last autumn and we practically lived on them!


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