Keep Calm Crumpet On

by Paul Henderson on
Keep Calm Crumpet On - Food & Drink - Lincolnshire Magazine -

With Britains using this time at home to become star bakers, Warburtons have decided to share their family recipe so budding bakers can attempt to recreate these delicious treats yourselves. With Google searches for "how to make a crumpet" the highest they have ever been, their expert bakers have decided to give everyone a helping hand.  

Warburtons make over 700 million crumpets every year and they have been making them the same way for over 30 years. 

Below are the simple steps to becoming a crumpet connoisseur and the Crumb De La Crumb of lock-down baking...

Ingredients (makes 6 crumpets)

  • 150g plain white flour
  • 200ml water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp dried yeast


Stage 1 - How to make the Crumpet Batter...

  1. Add Flour, Water and Salt to a mixing bowl
  2. Mix vigorously with a whisk until your arm aches (at least 5 minutes) to create your crumpet batter
  3. Mix a few ml's of water into to your dried yeast
  4. Add sugar, baking powder and yeast mixture to bowl and mix for another 30 seconds until you have a clear batter (and your arm aches even more!)
  5. Cover mixing bowl and put into a warm place for 15 mins (Top tip - make sure your mixing bowl is bigger than you need as it will expand)

Stage 2 - How to bake your crumpets...

  1. Place a greased metal biscuit cutter (any shape cutter you have to hand will also do the trick) into the middle of a non-stick frying pan
  2. Pre-heat your frying pan on a hob on a medium-high heat setting
  3. Before you start, give your batter a stir to remove any large air bubbles
  4. Use a ladle to drop approx. 60g batter into the cutter inside the pan
  5. Wait for approx. 4 mins - carefully lift the ring off the crumpet
  6. Remove baked Crumpet from pan (if the top looks a bit gooey flip over in the pan for a few seconds)
  7. Cool
  8. Repeat the above to make as many as you can eat!
  9. Toast and enjoy with butter, or anything else you fancy to top off your dough-licious bake.