Sourdough Crumpet

Our Sourdough Crumpet recipe comes from Season 3 of the Fabulous Baker Brothers. This recipe is a great way to use up any excess sourdough starter.

To make this sourdough crumpet recipe you’ll need our sourdough starter, ours is 62 this year or you can try making your own with our sourdough starter recipe.

These sourdough crumpets are perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon lacquered with butter and a dollop of jam.

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  • 270g sourdough starter

  • 1tbsp runny honey

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • Rapeseed oil for greasing pan and rings

  • You will need 9cm crumpet rings (you could make your own by removing the top and bottom of a small can)


  1. Mix the starter, honey, and salt together. Stir, then allow the starter to start bubbling.

  2. Rub your griddle and crumpet rings with oil, then place over a medium heat. It is very easy to burn the bottom of the crumpets if you're not careful, so be ready to adjust the temperature.

  3. Stir the bicarb into the batter. It should start bubbling.

  4. Once the rings are hot, spoon the batter into them, leaving a ½cm gap at the top to allow for rising.

  5. When the edges are cooked, remove the crumpets from the rings and flip them over and cook for a further 3 minutes. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.