Crumpets with a burnt honey butter

20 Feb

Makes 6

250ml milk
1tsp dry yeast
1tsp sugar
1/2tsp salt
200g plain flour

For the burnt honey butter

5tbsps clear honey
125g butter
1/2tsp sea salt

Warm the milk up in a pan to body temperature,pour into a bowl,add the sugar,salt and yeast,then mix in the flour,leave for 20-30 minutes until doubled in size.

For the butter,place the honey in a small pan,heat up the honey,allow to bubble until a deep golden colour is reached.remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Beat the butter until fluffy and pale,add the salt and then fold in the honey,place in fridge until needed.

When the crumpet dough has doubled in volume,place a large frying pan over a moderate heat,add 1tbsp of veg oil,place a greased ring in the pan.spoon some of the crumpet mixture into the ring until two thirds full,allow the underside to cook slowly until the mixture has set and the bubbles on top have burst.repeat until all mixture has been used and then serve with the butter.




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