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4 Homemade crumpets with burnt honey butter

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Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 250ml Milk
  • 200g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Fast action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp Golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing
  • For the burnt honey butter
  • 5 tbsp Woodstock English runny honey
  • 140g Unsalted butter, at room temperature

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4 homemade crumpets with burnt honey butter;
Gently heat the milk in a small pan until it starts to bubble around the edges, then leave it to cool until it is tepid. Put the flour, yeast, sugar and ½ tsp fine salt in a large bowl, and gradually mix in the cooled milk to make a smooth, loose batter. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for 1hr-1hr 30 mins or until doubled in size and very bubbly.

Meanwhile, make the honey butter. Heat the honey in a small saucepan over a medium-high heat. Let it bubble until it turns to a deep gold, then remove and cool slightly. Using electric beaters or a wooden spoon, beat the butter in a large bowl until fluffy and pale, add a large pinch of sea salt, then fold in the warm honey. Scrape into a serving bowl and chill. Can be made a day ahead.

When the batter has risen, heat the grill to high. Lightly grease the insides of 4 x 9cm metal cooks’ rings with oil. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a low-medium heat, add 1 tbsp oil and put the rings in the pan. Spoon the batter into the rings until they are half full. Let the crumpets cook slowly for about 10 mins or until the mixture has set and the bubbles on top have all popped. Lift the rings away carefully. If your pan has a heatproof handle, grill the crumpets in the pan for 7-10 mins or until the tops are golden brown. If not, transfer to a baking sheet and grill them on that instead. Can be made up to a day ahead or frozen. Warm through in an oven at 140C/120C fan/gas 1 if you’ve made them in advance. Repeat with the remaining mix, then serve with the burnt honey butter.


Tips for 4 homemade crumpets with burnt honey butter; For a richer flavour, use whole milk instead of skim milk. If you don’t have burnt honey, you can make it by melting regular honey in a saucepan over medium heat until it darkens and caramelizes. To make sure the crumpets are cooked through, insert a toothpick into the centre of one. If the toothpick comes out clean, the crumpet is done. Serve the crumpets with your favourite toppings, such as butter, jam, syrup, or fruit. This recipe for 4 homemade crumpets with burnt honey is a delicious and unique way to enjoy this classic breakfast food. The burnt honey adds a rich and caramelized flavour to the crumpets that is sure to please everyone at the table.
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