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Sourdough Crumpets in a frying pan
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Sourdough Crumpets

It takes just 2 ingredients to make Sourdough Crumpets; a well fed starter and bicarbonate soda.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: British
Keyword: bicarbonate soda, sourdough starter
Servings: 2 people


  • Crumpet rings



  • Lightly brush a frying pan and 4 crumpet rings with oil.
  • Place the pan and crumpet rings over a low heat.
  • Mix the sourdough starter and bicarbonate soda together and let it begin to bubble.
  • 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.
  • Remove the crumpet rings and carefully flip them over to cook the tops of the pancakes for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with a spread of your choice.


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.