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Crumpets with mandarin sauce

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 4
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Whisk together the eggs, cream, sugar, cinnamon and mixed spice. Dip the crumpets into the mixture to coat.

  2. Melt the butter in a non stick frying pan and fry the crumpets, drizzling over extra mixture, if needed, for 1-2 minutes per side, until golden.

  3. For the sauce, place the mandarins and syrup with the white wine vinegar and sugar into a saucepan and boil to reduce for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Whip the cream and fold through the orange zest.

  5. To serve, place two crumpets on each of two plates, top with a dollop of the orange cream and drizzle over the syrup to finish.


  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 55ml/2fl oz double cream
  • 55g/2oz caster sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 4 ready-made crumpets
  • 15g/½oz butter

For the sauce

  • ½ tin mandarins, drained, syrup reserved
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tbsp caster sugar
  • 55ml/2fl oz double cream
  • zest of 1 orange
  • fresh mint leaves, to garnish

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Crumpets with mandarin sauce

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