We’re making homemade traditional English crumpets

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    We’re making homemade traditional English crumpets using cookie cutters! You can make your crumpets any size you want. I made mine roughly 2 1/2 inches wide but feel free to make them however big or small you want.

    Ingredients:

    1 cup all-purpose flour

    3/4 cup + 1 tbsp warm water

    1/2 tsp salt

    1/2 tsp sugar

    1 tsp baking powder

    Yeast Mixture:

    1 tsp yeast, instant/rapid or dry active yeast

    1 tbsp warm water

    Cooking Oil:

    2 tbsp butter or ghee

    Directions:

    Make the yeast mixture by mixing together both ingredients in a small bowl and then set it off to the side.

    To a medium size bowl, add in the flour and water. Mix for 2 minutes until you don’t see anymore lumpies. Next, add in the remaining ingredients and mix for 1 minute.

    Cover your crumpet batter with plastic wrap or a plate and place in a warm place to rest for 15 to 30 minutes. We’re not expecting the batter to double in size, just to increase in volume at least 10 to 15 %.

    Once your batter is ready, it’s time to cook!

    To a hot pan over medium high heat, do the “sizzle” test. This is done by adding in a small bit of butter to the pan. If the butter bubbles and “sizzles”, the pan is ready! If the butter starts to smoke, the pan is way too hot and you’ll end up burning your crumpets! If the butter isn’t sizzling, then the pan isn’t hot enough to help those crumpet bubbles do their thing in the pan.

    Once you have the right temp, add in a greased cookie cutter ring to the pan, I rubbed butter along the insides of mine. Then add in 1/4 cup of the crumpet batter.

    Cook for 1 1/2 minutes – bubbles should start to appear on the surface but not pop.

    Next, lower the temp down to medium, cooking for 1 minute – some bubbles should start popping along the edges.

    Lastly, turn down the heat to medium low and cook for a further 2 – 4 minutes or until the surface looks “set” and it’s clear there will be no more bubbles popping.

    Remove the rings and flip your crumpet over for 30 seconds if you want a little bit of color on the tops.

    Slather with butter, jams, jellies or even a light dusting of powdered sugar. Enjoy!

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