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Grandma's Crumpets

Serves: 12 / Difficulty Level: 4

Recipe Source: Grandma Dee


  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 pkg dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp hot water

Heat milk and water over low heat until lukewarm. Remove from heat, sprinkle with yeast and sugar; let stand 10 minutes.

Sift flour and salt together; stir into yeast mixture. Allow the batter to rise in warm place until bubbly and double in bulk, about an hour.

Mix baking soda with hot water; stir into batter. Allow to rise in a warm place until double in bulk again, about 45 minutes or so.

Heat griddle to medium hot; place 12 muffin rings on top. Spoon equal amounts of butter into each ring; cook until crumpets are golden brown on the bottom. Turn, brown for a minute or two on other side.

Serving Information:
To serve, split crumpets, toast and spread thickly with butter and jam.

Worth all the extra steps
Worth all the extra steps