What is a Crumpet?
Crumpets are a tea time griddle cake that were first seen during the Anglo Saxon time, but changed to what the world knows now as a crumpet during the Victorian Era. These treats are made with yeast, sugar, flour, and milk.
The crumpets got their traditional characteristic of “holes” on the top from adding additional baking powder into the batter. These holes are creating those great pockets of flavor, holding the topping ingredients. They use circular rings to shape and cook the batter. The batter is cooked on the stovetop using a skillet. Crumpets are served best, fresh and warm aside some butter, jelly, or honey. A traditional crumpet recipe looks something like this:
2.5 cups of milk (heated till just before boiling)
2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
1 teaspoon of sugar
2.5 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1.5 teaspoon of baking soda
Warm milk on stove till just before boiling or 120°-130°F.
Combine milk, yeast and sugar, and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
In separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda
Add milk mix to dry mix and combine (should be pancake batter consistency)