Crumpet with cardamom

Crumpet !!
A funny word, isn't it ?

It probably comes from an old breton word krampoez meaning "thin flat cakes" and welsh crempog witch was a type of pancake.
Anyway, it's texture & taste have nothing to do with the lovely spongy & soft speciality.
Crumpet is rather a small rounded bread covered with holes made by adding extra baking powder to the yeast dough.
So, ladies & gentlemen, let's welcome a bit of the British Spirit in our homes !

yields : 10

here's what we need :

225g flour, 175ml warm water, 175ml warm milk, 12g fresh yeast, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon powdered cardamom, ring moulds & a frying pan.

here's what we do :

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, yeast, warm milk & warm water to obtain a cream like dough.

Cover with a plastic film & put in a warm place for 1 hour (it must make bubbles).

Add salt, baking powder & cardamom.

Put the frying pan on medium heat with a little oil.

When the pan is hot, grease the mould with oil & put them in the frying pan. Use a tablespoon to help you pour the dough into the moulds. After a few minutes holes are going to formed on the surface of the crumpets.
Once cooked underneath, flip over & cook until the top is a nice golden color.
                                                                                                                                   relax, savour & share!


  1. beautiful pictures delicious crumpets

  2. crumpet is indeed a funny word...it could like a non-food related word! i can imagine cardamom must add such nice perfume to this crumpet! yum!

  3. I just bought a fresh bottle of cardamon!

  4. Printing this out right now!! I love crumpets, but I have never tired making them before! Yummy...so excited! :)

  5. These look wonderful. I love anything with cardamon. Thanks for coming by. Your recipes look great. Have a good weekend.

  6. I love crumpets. Whoever invented crumpets was a genius. I have to agree though, it's quite a funny and random word for it. :)

  7. I have been wanting to make these. I haven't had the time to find a recipe yet and this one seems to have fallen into my lap out of fate! These looks wonderful and cardamom is always a fun spice to use.

    By the way, I saw this post on Baking is Hot through Facebook. Just an FYI :)