A very simple, cheap and easy recipe for Home Made Crumpets, topped with poached eggs, A delicious breakfast.
225g plain white flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp sugar
325ml semi-skimmed milk
Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk. Slowly incorporate the flour into the liquid, using a wooden spoon. Mix it well to make a smooth, thick batter.
Cover the bowl with a tea-towel for about 45 minutes grease a frying pan with a tiny amount of butter or oil. You just want to grease the pan, not use the butter to fry your crumpets.
Put your pan over a medium flame to heat up. When the pan is good and hot, drop tablespoons of the batter into it. The homemade crumpets will take a few minutes to cook on the first side. You know they are ready as the bubbles, which come to the surface all start to explode leaving proper crumpet holes. Turn them over and cook for barely a minute on the other side.