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Crumpets with whipped maple butter

You'll need

  Crumpets 600 gm (4 cups) plain flour 1¼ tsp dried yeast 2 tbsp baking powder 1½ tsp sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda To grease: butter   Whipped maple butter 250 gm unsalted butter, softened 80 ml (1/3 cup) maple syrup 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 01
  • Sift flour, yeast, baking powder, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and 1½ tsp salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add 800ml lukewarm water and whisk until smooth.
  • 02
  • Heat a heavy flat griddle or heavy-based frying pan over medium-high heat, grease with butter and place 8 greased 8.5cm metals rings on griddle to heat, then fill each ring with 2 tablespoonsful of batter and cook for 10 minutes or until holes have appeared and top has set, then cover with a lid and cook for another minute. Remove crumpets from rings and repeat with remaining batter. Crumpets may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • 03
  • For whipped maple butter, using an electric beater, beat butter and 1 tsp sea salt until pale. Add maple syrup and cinnamon and beat until combined. Refrigerate until required.
  • 04
  • Toast crumpets and serve immediately spread with whipped maple butter.

At A Glance

  • Serves 16 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 16 people

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Sep 2007

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