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Sourdough Crumpets in a frying pan
Sourdough Crumpets
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
12 mins

It takes just 2 ingredients to make Sourdough Crumpets; a well fed starter and bicarbonate soda.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: British
Keyword: bicarbonate soda, sourdough starter
Servings: 2 people
Author: Emma Walton
  • 275 grams sourdough starter well fed and active
  • 0.5 tsp bicarbonate soda
  1. Lightly brush a frying pan and 4 crumpet rings with oil.

  2. Place the pan and crumpet rings over a low heat.

  3. Mix the sourdough starter and bicarbonate soda together and let it begin to bubble.

  4. Spoon the batter into the crumpet rings and cook on low for 5 minutes until bubbles are forming on the top of the crumpets and the sides start to pull away from the edge of the rings.

  5. Remove the crumpet rings and carefully flip them over to cook the tops of the pancakes for another 3-5 minutes.

  6. Serve immediately with a spread of your choice.

Recipe Notes

100% hydration

The starter I use is made of equal weights of organic rye flour and water. If your starter is less than 100% hydration you may need to adjust the levels of moisture or bicarbonate soda in this recipe.