Your Own Crumpets
This recipe for crumpets is from our British forefathers,who loved crumpets as a regular tea-time treat, buttered with golden syrup, honey or jam…
These are best served straight from the pan, but the batter may be prepared several hours in advance. Keep chilled.
These are like pancakes. But more delicious!
2 cups of plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
Half teaspoon salt
2 Tbsp caster sugar
1 Tbsp oil
125ml buttermilk (or yoghurt for a health kick)
Sift together the flour, baking power, salt and caster sugar. Lightly mix together the oil or melted spread, eggs, buttermilk and milk and mix into the dry ingredients to form a smooth batter.
Heat a little rice bran oil in a frying pan, drop in spoonfuls of the batter and cook until they are golden and surface bubbles pop. Flip over and cook the other side. Drain on paper towels and arrange on a serving plate. Serve with golden syrup, maple syrup or lemon curd, with a beautiful cup of tea.
Makes about 36 crumpets.