Sourdough Crumpets Recipe

We had a whole lotta Instagram love when we shared snaps of our sourdough crumpets recently. So much so that we thought we’d better share our recipe for Sourdough Crumpets. This is a great recipe to whip out if you forget to bake your regular batch of sourdough bread. Or if it’s just too hot to turn the oven on, but you still want to keep your sourdough groove going over summer!

sourdough crumpets

Sourdough Crumpets Recipe

Makes around 6 crumpets

Ingredients

200g sourdough leaven

100g plain flour

100g wrist-temperature water

2 Tbsp. vinegar (we use our homemade Apple Scrap vinegar, it works a treat!)

1 tsp. bicarb soda

Special equipment

Crumpet rings – we use aluminium rings from a kitchen store but any metal which conducts heat easily will probably do the trick.

Sourdough Crumpets rings

 

Method

 

Place leaven, flour and water in a bowl and mix well. Cover loosely with a clean teatowel and leave in a warm spot overnight.

Sourdough Crumpets Batter

The next day, when you’re ready for crumpets, melt a small amout of butter in a frying pan big enough to hold your crumpet rings. Turn heat down low and add crumpet rings to pan. Whisk vinegar into your crumpet batter. Then whisk in bicarb soda. Your mix will start getting frothy!

Sourdough Crumpets cooking

Spoon batter into hot crumpet rings until around 1cm thick. Cook over a low heat for 12 minutes, or until bubbles cover the surface of the crumpet and it is beginning to set.

sourdough crumpets

Remove crumpet rings and flip crumpets to brown their top side, for only a minute. Transfer to a plate to cool and repeat the process with your remaining batter.

sourdough crumpets

-Want to make your own sourdough leaven? We have an exclusive recipe from fermentation guru Sandor Ellix Katz in the latest Pip Kitchen Garden Calendar, available now for $14.95!

 

3 thoughts on “Sourdough Crumpets Recipe

  1. Thank you, it’s great to use sourdough. Won’t be using plain processed white wheat flour though…wonder if you can come up with a gluten free sourdough crumpet????
    Thanks again.

    1. Hi Jen,
      You could give it a crack! I’m not an expert with sourdough baking with gluten free flours, but as the gluten isn’t integral to the texture of these (it’s the chemical reaction between the vinegar and bicarb soda that gives them their air) I think it could be worth a try. I love working with buckwheat flour, maybe you could try that?

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