Wholemeal Cheese Crumpets With Fresh Figs & Honey

With 'Bake Off' back on our screens, we're inspired to get back in the kitchen. Just bear in mind you may need metal pastry rings or round cookie cutters to make these crumpets, but you can also make tin foil rings if necessary.
Wholemeal Cheese Crumpets With Fresh Figs & Honey

Serves

Makes 6 crumpets

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

30 Minutes

Ingredients

100g of self-raising flour
50g of wholemeal flour
1 tsp of sugar
¼ tsp of salt
100ml of water
100ml of milk
1 x 7g sachet of dried yeast
¼ tsp of bicarbonate of soda
50g of cheddar, finely grated + extra for topping slices
Fresh figs
Honey

Method

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).

Step 8

Spoon the batter into the rounds, filling half way and spreading to the edges.

Step 9

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 10

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 11

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.

Recipe from UK Flour Millers, for more information visit FabFlour.co.uk @fab_flour #FibreFebruary #NourishingTheNation

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