Put the ★ ingredients in a bowl. Warm the milk to body temperature and pour about half on the sugar and dry yeast.
Add the rest of the milk and salt, and mix with a whisk until the mixture becomes smooth.
Cover with cling film, and allow it to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour until it has doubled in size.
Heat a frying pan over high heat, then place it on top of a damp kitchen cloth to lower its temperature.
Melt a small amount of butter in the frying pan, and pour in the batter from Step 3 to form 8 cm circles.
Fry for about 2 minutes over low-medium heat, and when some bubbles appear on the surface, flip it over and fry for a minute. Fry the others in the same way.
Spread butter, and add maple syrup or jam on top to taste, and enjoy.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made these when I ran out of bread for breakfast. They are easier to make than baking bread, and I like them as they are not as sweet as normal pancakes. I added roasted wheat germ, because my daughter and I love the fragrant smell!!
You can just roughly mix the mixture with a whisk. When you fry the crumpets, they won't rise much if the temperature is too low. So fry them over medium heat, but make sure not to burn them! They are light and not so sweet, so they are perfect for breakfast! I think they are more delicious if you add the wheat germ, as they have a nice fragrant smell and you can enjoy them right to the end!