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Simple easy to make Golden crumpets

Updated on September 19, 2013
Stack on Wire Rack to Cool before placing in toaster to finish off
Stack on Wire Rack to Cool before placing in toaster to finish off | Source

Cooking Simple Easy Golden Crumpets

If you are like me and love winter and eating Golden Crumpets then continue reading. I have tested this Simple easy to make Golden Crumpet recipe and they turned out great on my first try.

I decided to give this recipe a go after seeing our local store was charging $4 for 6 crumpets, to me that was a rip off. As this was a quick experiment and all I had was the egg rings they are very small and I would suggest buying the larger crumpet rings.

They are too small and of course when I put them in my toaster I could hardly see them, in fact I had to turn the toaster upside down to retrieve them when cooked.

So if you love crumpets and want to give it a go then try this simple Recipe. As they are definitely easy to make from start to eating in about two hours, it takes longer because you have to wait for the batter to rise.

Golden Crumpets ready to eat
Golden Crumpets ready to eat | Source

Ingredients and Preparation time

This Recipe made 12 small Crumpets so you could double the ingredients to make more.

Preparation: 10 minutes. Cooking and time for yeast to cure approximately 2 hours

Plus you can bag them and freeze for another day.


  • 225grams plain flour
  • 170mls warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried yeast
  • 170mls warm water- add a little at the time to get right consistency
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Butter or oil to grease rings and fry pan

Method for mixing


  • Place the flour, milk, sugar and yeast into dish and beat together. When combined gradually add some water and beat into the batter, continue to add more water so the batter is thick and no lumps or like thick cream
  • Cover with cling wrap and leave in a dry warm place until it bubbles like foam approximately 1, to 2 hours. Depending on room warmth
  • Add the salt and baking powder into the batter and mix well.
  • Heat a heavy based frying pan on the stove not too hot.
  • Grease the base of the frying pan and crumpet rings measuring about 3"x 1 ½".
  • Place rings in the heated pan, add enough batter to fill just below the top of the rings. Cook for five minutes or until tiny holes cover the surface showing crumpet is setting. turn the crumpet over and cook for another two – three minutes.
  • Repeat until all the batter is used. Place the crumpets on a wire rack to cool. Now cook as normal in a toaster or under the grill.
  • Serve with lots of butter or jam.

A word of caution: If you find the batter running under rings, make sure surface of pan is flat.

Another reason could be the batter is too thin- add a little more flour

On the other hand: If the batter is too thick mix in a little more water.

My favorite topping is golden syrup just like the name Golden Crumpets suggests.

How to make Crumpets

Freezing crumpets

Did you know you can freeze crumpets?

I found the best way to freeze crumpets is to lay them flat in a freezer bag. By laying them flat they do not stick together and make it easier and quicker to thaw out and cook so you can enjoy your crumpets quicker.

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      Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thanks DzyMsLizzy, I am not sure about the muffins, we call some of the cakes that are just a bit bigger than little caskes Muffins. But these do taste great. You make them sort of like pancake mixture and how it bubbles up but this is using yeast.

      Sorry forgot the metrics.

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      Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thanks PegCole17, I love them with goldensyrup on them. Trouble with this type of thing we tend to eat more. So smaller could be good but too small not good to cook though.

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      Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thanks Pamela Kinnaird, I know what you mean about work thats what I thought when my husband suggested it (yes his idea to make me cook)

      Freezing is great cause you buy while on special then you dont have to co0k them.

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I've heard of and read about 'tea and crumpets' before; somehow, I always thought they were more related to doughnuts. (But maybe that's 'crullers.') However, they do look very much like what we Americans call "English Muffins," except that our English Muffins appear to be baked, and do not have bubble holes until one splits them into two flat halves with a fork.

      I'll have to look up a conversion table for metrics to standard measures before I can try this, though. ;-)

      Sounds good.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Crumpets? Yum. This sounds wonderfully delicious. I'll need to pick up a set of the rings to make them. It doesn't sound too hard to make these and I'll imagine they're much better than storebought.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      These crumpets look delicious. Your instructions are easy to read -- but this sounds like work to me. Thanks for the tip though that we can freeze crumpets. My husband usually buys too many at once so I'll hide some in the freezer next time. Great hub. Up, useful and sharing.

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      Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      thank you bearnmom for stopping by. I am not sure what an english muffin is so cannot help you there. You definitely need your rings to be about 3" though so they do not get lost in the toaster

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      Laura L Scotty 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      This is the most interesting recipe. It sounds and looks like an English Muffin which I never knew was what was actually called a crumpet. Thank you for sharing this with us.