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Comfort Me with Carbs: English Crumpets from The Beaumont in London

by Team Fathom
English Photo by Jason Smith/Flickr.

As we're baking our way around the world, we had to stop in London for a cup of tea and crumpets at The Beaumont in Mayfair, one of our favorite hotels in the world. This recipe is from chef Ben Boeynaems at the hotel's Colony Grill.

ENGLISH CRUMPETS

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 c. bread flour
1 tsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. fresh yeast or 2 tbsp. dried yeast  
1 tsp. baking soda
14 oz. room temperature water  
1 tsp. salt

PREPARATION 

1. Mix everything in a bowl and whisk until smooth.  

2. Cover and leave to prove until batter doubles in size and bubbles over the surface.  

3. Put English muffin rings into a non-stick pan on a low heat and fill each ring three-quarters with batter and cook until the top has formed a skin. If you don’t have English muffin rings, you can also use tuna can tins.

4. Remove the ring.

5. Flip the crumpet and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

6. Cool on a wire rack.

Read more about The Beaumont on Fathom. And keep baking! See all the Comfort Me with Carbs recipes.