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scottish crumpets

a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This is another delicious recipe from Traditional Scottish Cookery, and it is very popular in the Grampian Mountains region of Scotland. The Scottish crumpet is thinner and wider than the traditional English crumpet. Photo: Darren Stone, Times Colonist

serves Makes 10
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For scottish crumpets

  • 2 Tbsp
    caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch
  • 3/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • shortening or cooking spray
  • butter for serving

How To Make scottish crumpets

  • 1
    In a large bowl, whisk the sugar and egg until thickened and pale in color. Stir in 2/3 cup of the milk until well blended.
  • 2
    Add the flour, salt, and cream of tartar and blend until smooth.
  • 3
    Mix the baking soda with the remaining milk and stir into the mixture.
  • 4
    Heat a greased griddle or heavy, large skillet. Add large spoonfuls of the batter and cook over medium heat until golden brown on the bottom and bubbles are forming and bursting on top, much like pancakes.
  • 5
    Turn and cook the other side; transfer to paper towels until all are cooked. Serve with butter and/or the jam of your choice.