Saturday, 5 November 2011

Buy British Home-made crumpets with burnt honey butter

Homemade crumpets...mmmmmm all week I have been posting recipes sourced from British ingredients and this has to be the ultimate one.

Country Life celebrates the best of British with recipes from
chef and "Buy British" campaigner Marcus Wareing.

Home-made crumpets with burnt honey butter
  • Makes: 6
  • 250ml semi-skimmed or whole milk
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1tsp fast-action dried yeast
  • 1tsp caster or granulated sugar
  • ½tsp table salt
Burnt Honey Butter
  • 5tbsp clear honey
  • 125g Country Life Unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½tsp Maldon sea salt
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Mix together all the ingredients for the crumpets in a bowl, cover and leave in a warm place to double in volume for 20 minutes. Whilst proving, make the butter.
  2. Place the honey in a small saucepan over a moderate to high heat. Allow to bubble until a deep golden colour is reached, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. Beat the Country Life Unsalted butter until fluffy and pale, add the salt then fold in the honey. Put the bowl in the fridge.
  4. When the crumpet dough has doubled in volume, put a large frying pan over a moderate heat, add 1tbsp of the vegetable oil and place three greased egg rings in the pan.
  5. Spoon the crumpet mixture into the rings until two thirds full. Allow the undersides to cook slowly until the mixture has set and the bubbles on top have burst. Repeat with the remaining oil and mixture, then serve with the butter.


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  2. burnt honey butter sounds nice!!

  3. Mmmm! Sounds so cosy and yummy :)

  4. ooooooohhhhhhhh! looks yummy