Homemade English Crumpets: The Secret Recipe Club

Another month has come and gone and it is now time for Group D's reveal in the Secret Recipe Club.

This month I feel like I had a little challenge! My assigned blogger is European! Sharing time between both France and England.  May not seem like a big deal but not only is allot of their food different than ours here in the states, they  use different terminology, and have a different measurement system.

It was fun to go through Karen from Lavender and Lovage's recipe collection, I had to google a few things here and there because I'm not that familiar with some of the dishes.

What perfect timing to make an English inspired dish... this weekend marked the 1 year anniversary of Will and Kate.

Whats more English then Crumpets and tea? Or at least here in the states that's what we think of when we think of English food right?

I'm quite excited because this means I get to host a little tea party with baby Madelyn and my  boys! I'm pulling out the child sized china, brewing the kids favorite orange spiced tea, and enjoying some crumpets slathered in butter and my mothers homemade Elderberry Jelly. Of course with every bite we take that pinky will be lifted!

Even little boys with dirty finger nails enjoy a tea party from time to time! (Can you tell they were just playing in the mud?!)

Please note...Chase loves anything slathered in jam!

Karen has and amazing assortment of recipes, if you get a chance please zip over to her blog and say hi You'll find something yummy to make I'm sure!

Read this recipe in an English accent.... it's more fun that way!! (Man I'm so American!!)

English Crumpets:

(Recipe from Lavender and Lovage,  the only thing I've changed is the measurement system for the original please check out Karen's blog)


1 2/3 cups flour
1 1/4milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 package of yeast
1 1/4 cups warm milk
1/1/4cups warm water
1/2 tsp baking soda
Vegetable Oil for greasing the griddle


In a large bowl whisk together  flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Make a small well in the center. Pour in your warm milk and water... will result in a thick pancake like batter.

Cover with a dish towel or plastic wrap in a warm spot and let it sit for 60 minutes.

When you return it should be foamy and light looking give a quick stir letting the air out. Stir in baking soda.

Pour into a spouted mixing bowl (for easy pouring!) and allow to rise for another 30 minutes.

Meanwhile grease your griddle and 4 biscuit cutters, crumpet/egg rings, or like me... the tops of a your mini spring form pans!

Place the rings on the hot griddle to warm them up a bit.

When the 30 minutes is up...

Fill about 1/2 way up the sides. Allow to cook for about 8-10 minutes or until bubbles start to form (same way you do with pancakes though this is MUCH thicker!) Remove rings, and flip allowing the crumpets to cook on the other side for about 2 minutes.

Enjoy them hot with butter and jam!



  1. They look delicious! Especially for little boys.

  2. WOW...I never knew this was how these were made. Sounds wonderful.

    I did that once with a European recipe couldn't figure out why it wasn't cooking right and it was because I had the oven set wrong...had to convert liters, etc..quite funny! I'm sure they do the same with our recipes.

    Thank you for sharing.

  3. These look/sound delicious! But cooking food from another culture is always a challenge -- looks like it turned out a success though!

  4. My husband was just saying yesterday we needed to have a tea party before heading to London! This recipe looks like the perfect addition to that plan :-)

  5. You have made my day Carrie....your kind words and humour is wonderful and I LOVE your photos of my crumpets too! How terribly English of you to celebrate Kate and Wills Anniversary....with tea and crumpets, so civilised! LOL! THANKS so much for taking time and trouble to translate my recipe and saying such lovely things!

  6. I think it is adorable and amazing that you chose to make English Crumpets!! Great pick!

  7. Hello! =)

    I hadnt seen this recipe on Karens page, reason might be that its a recent one and I had barely time in my life to do the blog hop. O.O naughty naughty me!

    I hadnt heard of crumpets before but looking at your picture I am all for a try out! I am sure my mum would love it too! =D

    thanks for sharing!

  8. What a fun way to include your kids in your blogging adventures:-) I loved the cute pics of them sipping tea!!! And I did try to read it in an English post...but it might have come out sounding more Irish:-) LOL! These look awesome and I love that you slathered them in jelly!!!

  9. What an adorable blog ... so happy I found you through SRC!

    Now on to your recipe ... omg ... I love crumpets, and I had no idea how easy they are to make!

    I am definitely adding these to my "to make" list ... and I can't wait to check out your other recipes!

  10. Oh my goodness these look so delicious and I have a thing for crumpets. Great choice!

  11. Slap my ass and call me a carboholic. I want these in the worst way. I've never made them before, but I'm about to fix that. Thanks, Carrie!

  12. I love this already, Carrie. What a fun recipe!

  13. I’m visiting from Group D, and love what you did this month! Beautiful (AND delicious, I’m sure)! I don't have crumpet rings...hmmm...will have to see what I can improvise!

  14. I'll have to make these and have a tea party with my niece. Too fun.

  15. Beautiful pic - they look delicious! I had crumpets only once, in that famous crumpet place in Seattle. I am still not quite sure how they are different from scones, but I guess I will have to try this recipe to educate myself :-). Do you mind if I pin this as a reminder?

  16. These look AMAZING! Nice job with this recipe, just beautiful!

  17. I've been wanting to try my hand at making crumpets for a while now, but I think I may just have to do it right away with this recipe. These sound delicious, and your photography is beautiful!

  18. What a great recipe, and excellent SRC pick! And sounds like an awesome excuse to have a tea party :-)

  19. Great choice for SRC. Karen writes a lovely blog so you'd be spoilt for choice! Your boys are so cute!! Love the crumpets too - delicious!

  20. oh, yum! we used to eat crumpets for breakfast growing up + i'd love to try them myself at home. bookmarked! and yay for us both being Group D - i don't think i remembered that either!

  21. YUm! I've always wondered what a crumpet really is. Looks and sounds pretty tasty :) by the way...I LOVED posting about your blog. Your blog is ah-mazing! I feel like we have twin taste buds. Seriously wanted to try everything. I have actually made a couple of your other recipes....but we ate them too quickly for pictures, whoops! I'm so happy I can finally subscribe to your blog without being paranoid that you'd find out I had your blog!

  22. This recipe looks fabulous! An excellent choice for SRC!

  23. Oh those look perfect! I love crumpets, I'm going to have to give these a shot for Mother's Day :)

  24. Never had a crumpet before...looks great! Wonderful pick for SRC!

  25. Never had a crumpet before...looks great! Wonderful pick for SRC!

  26. Ooh crumpets! I love that you had a tea party with your kiddos, so fun!

  27. They look so light and fluffy, I love them!!! Your pictures are very sweet of your babies:-) Hugs, Terra

  28. They look so great and your kids enjoying them look even more precious!


  29. hahaha - 2 things:

    1. i tried to make crumpets last month for src, but substituted wheat flour for some white... yeah. hockey pucks. oops. you did a much better job :)

    2. I try to speak in an english accent regularly. my english boyfriend threatens to break up with me all the time over it. haha...

    happy src reveal!

  30. Yes please. Can you pass me one? No better yet, I'll print your recipe and try making them myself. Yours look perfect. I hope I can do as well. Thanks for the recipe. I can hardly wait to make them!!!

  31. The whole concept of crumpets has me hungry. They look so delicious and inviting. Can you send a few over, please!

  32. Beautiful job!! Those crumpets look amazing! And I love the sweet pictures of your babies enjoying it, too! :) Also, seriously loving the new look! Every time I look at it I love it more!

  33. I followed this recipe to a "T" and it didn't turn out at all. The wet to dry ratios are so far off as to look like a completely different product (compared this to the recipe on Le Cordon Blue's cookbook). Even in that cookbook, I had to add more water to thin it out as this recipe too was overly thick resulting in a "blind" crumpet (without the vertical air columns and bubbles on the top. To be fair, almost every other recipe out there produces a blind crumpet as well (as seen in the photographs of the end product). A proper crumpet must be covered with holds that decline toward the base for almost the whole of the crumpet, so the butter and jam can sink into the crumpet. Still, other "non-proper" crumpets are yummy -- just not the traditional English crumpet that I was striving for.

    1. Oh Sam I wish I was more of help to you on this! If you refer to my blog post above you will see that this recipe is from another blog. I am not familiar with crumpets and I had never eaten them or made them prior to this recipe. This was a "recipe challenge" of sorts. Please refer to the original recipe linked above for more info. Thanks so much for the feedback!;)

  34. why can't I print??