Nothing beats a fresh homemade crumpet, especially when you top it with Mainland Buttersoft. This is a great recipe that will feed the family for a Sunday morning breakfast or afternoon tea.
- 450ml lukewarm milk
- 50ml lukewarm water
- 1 tablespoon active dried yeast
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar
- 300g plain flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Mainland Buttersoft for greasing
- 4 crumpet rings approx. 10cm in diameter
Your favourite jam
- Combine the milk and water in a bowl, then add the yeast and sugar and stir to combine.
- Leave to rest for 15 minutes until the yeast has activated and is foaming.
- In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt and make a well in the middle. When the yeast mixture is ready, pour it into the well and whisk until the mixture is smooth and free of any lumps.
- Cover with a tea towel and leave to rest for 1 hour, until bubbles are appearing on the surface.
- Heat a large non-stick fry pan over a medium heat and grease with Mainland Buttersoft. Place the crumpet rings in the pan and add 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture to each ring.
- Cook for 5 minutes until bubbles appear and burst on the surface, then remove the crumpet rings, flip the crumpets and cook for a further 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove and place in a warm oven.
- Repeat this process until you have used up all the mixture.
Serve the crumpets with Mainland Buttersoft and jam or other favourite topping.
Tip – if you don’t have crumpet rings to hand, its very simple to make them at home.
Get some tinfoil and pull out a piece 30cm x 30cm. Fold this in half three times until you have a 30cm strip that is 5cm high. Shape into a 10cm diameter circle and staple the ends together. And there you have a homemade crumpet ring. Grease with Mainland butter before you use them to make sure the crumpets don’t stick.