Semolina Crumpets

When you cannot go to Italy, bring Italy to you! I made these semolina crumpets as a breakfast treat for Dave and I to enjoy with my bar-le-duc.

Semolina Crumpets
Semolina Crumpets
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Since our first flight change, we have been playing a pinging game with KLM. The travel app on my phone sends me a new notification every few days. The original plan was to fly to Rome via Paris as that flight got us to Italy earlier. When it was changed to a flight via Amsterdam we would get to Rome fairly late. And we would probably have missed the first night of our accommodation. This was paid for last year March and cannot be changed. Then KLM decided to cancel that flight *ping*, and rebook us for the following day *ping*. I was not too pleased about this as it meant another night knocked off our stay at Il Poggio. Next, our flight from Rome to Amsterdam was cancelled *ping* again. And a day later we were booked onto a later flight.

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Good thing, as our return to Cape Town is from Amsterdam. Well, it was until that flight got cancelled. And a few moments later rebooked! It was for the following day which meant an extra night in The Netherlands, not that I am complaining. But it also meant we would have to get a Schengen Visa from them instead of the Italian Consulate, which is much easier. Complications aside, we still had flights booked. And then my phone lit up. The flight to Amsterdam – cancelled *ping* and *ping* again as the flight to Rome followed suit. Despite being told our International Borders would open on the 1st of October, Dave and I cancelled our entire trip. We have requested travel vouchers to use for our next holiday. And in the meantime, we are at home instead of in the mountains of Tuscany.

Semolina Crumpets

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Semolina Crumpets

The longer you leave the batter to stand, the better!
Recipe Category: Breakfast
Makes enough for: 1 batch crumpets
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  • 125 g semolina
  • 20 g flour
  • 15 g honey
  • 3 g instant dried yeast
  • 1.25 mls fine salt
  • 250 mls tepid water
  • 5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • canola oil for frying


  • Place the semolina, flour and honey into a bowl
  • Place the yeast on one side of the bowl, and the salt on the opposite side
  • Add the water and whisk to combine
  • Set aside for 5 minutes then add the bicarbonate of soda and whisk in
  • Set aside for at least 30 minutes
  • Heat a crêpe pan on a medium to high temperature and lightly oil the pan
  • When the oil is hot, whisk the batter and pour 30ml measures for each crumpet
  • When you see bubbles on top of the crumpet, lower the temperature
  • Leave to cook until completely dry on top, then remove and set aside on some kitchen towel to drain
  • Do this until all the batter has been used up, then serve immediately
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15 thoughts on “Semolina Crumpets

  1. We also had to cancel our trip, Tandy. I am annoyed about it given that C-19 has developed into a big nothing really. I can’t understand what it could be about other than a desperate and co-ordinated bid to save our planet from global warming. Would the West act this sensibly for that reason though? I find it hard to believe they would.

    1. I am not sure why travel had to be suspended – but saying that, I am glad not to be in the UK at present! We travelled around the Western Cape this week and it was a pleasure 🙂

  2. Awww, Tandy, I am sorry you are missing out on Tuscany. With the rising numbers of cases in Europe it is better to postpone any travels and hope for a better 2021. Stay safe in body and mind!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing semolina crumpets, they look truly divine! And I am so sorry to hear about all the crazy flight drama. I really do hope you are still able to enjoy your vacation!

  4. How frustrating on the travel arrangements. May be for the best with the increase in Covid in Europe. We did a more local vacation in September and rented a small house on a lake about a five hour drive away. Seemed the safest best.

  5. It just all sounds so complicated at the moment, and sorry your trip had to be cancelled. You know Tandy I have never made crumpets,Perhaps I should buy a crumpet maker and give it a go.Yours look delicious. How are things in Capetown, would love to visit one day.

    1. We are blessed here that people seem to be taking the virus seriously, for the most part. But, our numbers are still high. It looks as if your borders will be closed for a long time still! Stay safe and hope you get to visit one day 🙂

  6. I am always looking for breakfast idea. This sound interesting and I have all the ingredients required. From last 2 years I am missing Diwali. Last year I told my mom I will be in India for Diwali 2020. But missed it again 🙁

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