Wholemeal cheese crumpets with fresh figs and honey

Preparation time:
20 mins
Cooking time:
4-5 mins each

Ingredients checklist


Step 1

Combine the flours, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl and set to one side

Step 2

In a jug, mix together the milk and water and heat in the microwave until lukewarm. Add in the dried yeast, stir and leave to activate

Step 3

Once small bubbles start to form on the surface, pour the liquid mixture into the dry and whisk together until completely smooth

Step 4

Cover the bowl with cling film and leave in a warm place to prove for at least 15 minutes

Step 5

Once the batter has doubled in height and is very bubbly, whisk in the grated cheese and bicarbonate of soda to make the mixture smooth again

Step 6

Place a heavy bottom frying pan over a medium heat and grease with a light coating of butter

Step 7

Grease your pastry rings or cookie cutters with butter and place 3 in the pan (you can also do these one at a time if you only have one, or you can make them out of tin foil)

Step 8

Spoon the batter into the rounds, filling half way and spreading to the edges. Turn the heat to low and leave the crumpets to cook for 4-5 minutes before removing the rings with tongs. If the tops aren’t quite done enough after this time, flip them over for a few seconds to finish them off

Step 9

Remove from the pan and repeat until all of the batter has been used up. The bottoms will go a little dark, but this is normal

Step 10

Once all of your crumpets are made, you can reheat them light side down in a pan or in a toaster. Butter and top with fresh figs, shavings of cheddar and a drizzle of honey

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