Crumpet Recipe

Classic British crumpet recipe - or is it a pikelet?

The King's Head in Hursley want to share with you this 5 ingredient crumpet recipe - Who doesn't love home-made crumpets, topped with lashings of butter & poached eggs?

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  • 150ml warm milk
  • 1tsp dried yeast
  • 250g white flour
  • 1/4tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2tsp salt


Mix all ingredients together until it forms an airy batter.

Leave in a warm place to prove for 30-45 minutes until the batter has started to rise with lots of small bubbles.

Ladle into a pre-heated (hot) pan into rings up to a third full (if you don't have rings then a small frying pan works perfectly for huge crumpets) & cook for 5-10 minutes until the bubbles have risen/popped. When the bottom is golden brown remove the rings and flip for 1 minute until golden brown!

It's that easy, top with your favourite items and enjoy!

'You can't rush a good crumpet'