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Crumpets with whipped maple butter

Australian Gourmet Traveller breakfast recipe for crumpets with whipped maple butter

By Rodney Dunn & Emma Knowles
  • Serves 16
  • 5 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
Crumpets with whipped maple butter
Crumpets with whipped maple butter

Ingredients

Crumpets
  • 600 gm plain flour (4 cups)
  • 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 maple syrup (1/3 cup)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

Main
  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    Toast crumpets and serve immediately spread with whipped maple butter.
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  • Author: Rodney Dunn & Emma Knowles