Homemade Crumpets with Spiced Peanut Butter

May 9, 2014



I’ve thought a lot about making crumpets. Probably too much to really divulge here. But, I never quite got around to making them.I thought a lot about the bubbles rising to form the channels that would eventually catch the melted butter and whatever else I spread on them. A couple of weeks ago, I stopped thinking about it and I made them with a fair bit of help from my bestie and it was strangely satisfying to see them come to life. We ate them with a spicy and sweet peanut butter. OMG.


I think these would be perfect for  Mother’s day breakfast or brunch this Sunday.

Homemade Crumpets with Spiced Peanut Butter (Makes about 20 7cm crumpets)


You will need:

  • 800 ml milk
  • 2 teaspoons of caster sugar
  • 7 gm dried yeast
  • 40 grams of butter
  • 500 grams plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of hone
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • butter or spray oil for greasing


What you need to do:

  1. Warm the butter and the milk in a small saucepan until lukewarm.
  2. Add 200mL of this mix to the sugar and yeast and allow to stand for a few minutes
  3. Add the yeast mix to the flour while whisking. Then add the rest of the milk and butter mix.
  4. Allow to stand for about an hour until very bubbly and doubled in size.
  5. In the meantime combine the peanut butter, salt and spices in a small bowl. The mixture may seize slightly. If so, add some warm water.
  6. Dissolve the bi carb in 50mL of warm water and beat into the crumpet batter. Stand for a further 30 minutes.
  7. Begin cooking the crumpets using a greased 7cm pastry cutter (or egg ring). Grease a non stick frypan and place on a low heat.
  8. Cook the crumpets by adding the batter to the pan in the pastry cutter. Much like you would an egg in an egg ring.
  9. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the crumpet is practically cooked all the way through.
  10. Turn to brown on the other side.






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6 thoughts on “Homemade Crumpets with Spiced Peanut Butter

  1. Leah

    These look great. I’ve been attempting to make crumpets at the moment and whilst the first batch were tasty they weren’t quite right… might give your version of the recipe a go 🙂


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