Scots Crumpets (Scottish Pancakes)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

These are soft pancake-like or crepe-like fare but made larger and more thinly than pancakes. They can be spread with butter and/or jam and they are traditionally rolled up before eating. The quantities below will make about 16 crumpets. Posted from an online source in response to a recipe request. Cooking time is approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat the egg yolks and blend in the sifted flour, sugar, salt.
  2. Then add in the melted butter and milk to make a thin batter about the consistency of thin cream.
  3. Beat the egg whites to the soft peak stage and quickly add to the batter, folding in with a knife or metal spoon.
  4. Heat a lightly greased griddle or a frying pan; pour in large spoonfuls of the batter when the pan is hot.
  5. Each crumpet should spread thinly to about 4" to 5" in diameter (you may have to tilt the pan to achieve this).
  6. When the batter is brown underneath and slightly bubbly on top, turn and cook on the other side.
  7. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

This would be lovely with tea.

DancerADHD October 15, 2004

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