Serves 4 People

Crumpets are technically bread, cooked on the stove top. They are almost impossible to buy in Germany, and freshly made ones are so much better than shop-bought.

They are really easy to make, as long as you have crumpet rings.

This recipe is simply a transcription of this recipe video on YouTube.

Home-Made Crumpets

Home-Made Crumpets



  1. Add all the ingredients, except the flour, to a large mixing bowl,
  2. Lightly whisk the liquid,
  3. Leave to stand for 10 minutes, while the yeast becomes active,
  4. Add the flour gradually, whisking in well,
  5. Cover tightly (e.g. with cling-film) and place in a warm place for about 90 minutes (you can accelerate the proving by warming in the oven at up to 45°C) - the dough is ready when it is frothy and has roughly doubled in size,
  6. Heat a lightly greased (I usually wipe some oil around the pan with a piece of paper towel) non-stick frying pan (not too hot - we are not frying the crumpets),
  7. Lightly grease (again, with a piece of oiled paper towel) your crumpet rings and place in the pan,
  8. Add about 1cm of mixture into each crumpet ring, and cook until bubbles start to form and the top feels rubbery,
  9. Remove the crumpet rings (e.g. with a pair of tongs) and turn the crumpets over,
  10. Cook until lightly brown,
  11. I find that, if you use non-stick crumpet rings, they do not need washing and drying between batches - it is enough to just wipe them again with the greasy paper towel.