Crumpet Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeTotal Time
1h 20m7m1h 27m

Once you’ve made homemade crumpets, you’ll never want to buy supermarket ones again. This is a Jamie Oliver Recipe but we substituted the sugar for maple syrup. It takes a bit of time but well worth the effort!

Serve the hot toasted crumpets with our delicious Pure Maple Butter. It really is the best way to have crumpets!


  • 400ml semi skimmed milk, warmed
  • 100ml warm water
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Maple Syrup
  • 300g strong white flour or plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • vegetable oil, for greasing


  1. Warm the milk over low heat and put aside. In a bowl, add the yeast and maple, then pour the tepid milk and water. Whisk well to dissolve and leave for about 15 minutes in a warm place until frothy.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients into a large, deep bowl, make a well in the centre and now add the yeast starter. Whisk from the centre outwards until all incorporated.
  1. Cover with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm spot for 45 minutes. The bubbles should have reached the surface.
  1. Grease 4, 10 cm egg rings well with vegetable oil and wipe oil on the frying pan. Place the frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Arrange the egg rings on the pan and spoon 4 tablespoons of the batter in each ring. Cook for about 5 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface.
  3. Once the bubbles burst leaving little holes, lift the rings with tongs and flip over to cook the other side for 1 minute. Re-grease the rings before cooking the next crumpet.

Enjoy hot crumpets with maple butter!