The Bolton bakers want you to get involved and share your creations on social media.
Ever wondered how you get the holes in a crumpet?
It’s a very valid question, but you’ve no need to spend time pondering over it anymore.
Warburtons has finally shared the key to making the perfect crumpet and now it’s your turn to give it a go for yourself.
With Britain apparently using all this extra time at home to become a nation of star bakers, Warburtons has decided to release its famous family recipe to the public, so that budding bakers can attempt to recreate these delicious treats at home during lockdown.
It’s even believed that Google searches for “how to make a crumpet” are the highest they have ever been before, so it couldn’t be a more perfect time for the expert bakers to give everyone a helping hand.
Warburtons bakes and distributes over 700 million crumpets each year and has been making them this way for over 30 years, but if you fancy becoming a crumpet connoisseur for yourself, then here are the simple steps to creating the ‘Creme De La Crumb’ of lockdown baking.
Now it’s your turn to give them a run for their money.
Are you ready to rise to the challenge?
This recipe makes six crumpets.
- 150g Plain White Flour
- 200ml Water
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Dried Yeast
STAGE 1 – How to make the crumpet batter.
- Add flour, water and salt to a mixing bowl.
- Mix vigorously with a whisk until your arm aches (at least 5 minutes) to create your crumpet batter.
- Mix a few ml’s of water into to your dried yeast.
- Add the sugar, baking powder and yeast mixture to bowl and mix for another 30 seconds until you have a clear batter (and your arm aches even more).
- Cover the mixing bowl and put into a warm place for 15 mins (top tip – make sure your mixing bowl is bigger than you need as it will expand).
STAGE 2 – How to bake your crumpets.
- Place a greased metal biscuit cutter (any shape cutter you have to hand will also do the trick) into the middle of a non-stick frying pan.
- Pre-heat your frying pan on a hob on a medium-high heat setting.
- Before you start, give your batter a stir to remove any large air bubbles.
- Use a ladle to drop approx 60g batter into the cutter inside the pan.
- Wait for approx 4 mins and then carefully lift the ring off the crumpet.
- Remove baked crumpet from pan (if the top looks a bit gooey, flip over in the pan for a few seconds)
- Leave to cool.
- Repeat the above to make as many as you can eat.
- Toast and enjoy with butter, or anything else you fancy to top off your dough-licious bake.
If you really want to prove your baking credentials, Warburtons invites you to share your hand-crafted crumpet creations with them on social media.
You can do so via the hashtag #AtHomeWithWarburtons on all social platforms.
For more information, visit the Warburtons website here.