Crempog - Welsh Pancakes - Shrove Tuesday

Happy pancake day everyone!

Here is a great recipe for crempog, traditional Welsh pancakes.

Interesting fact - the English word crumpet may be derived from it.


  • 55g (2 oz) butter
  • 450 ml (15 fl oz) warm buttermilk
  • 275g (10 oz) all purpose/plain flour
  • 75g (3 oz) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten


  • Stir the butter into the warmed buttermilk until melted. Gradually pour the milk and butter into the flour and beat well. Leave the mixture to stand (for a few hours if possible)for at least 30 minutes.
  • Stir the sugar, bicarbonate of soda, salt and vinegar into the beaten eggs. Pour this mixture into the flour and milk mixture and beat well to form a smooth batter.
  • Heavily grease a griddle or hot-stone and heat. Drop the batter, a tablespoon at a time onto the heated griddle and bake over a moderate heat until golden brown on both sides, then keep warm. Continue until all the batter is used up.
Spread butter on each pancake and eat while warm. 

Based on a recipe by Gilli Davies from her book Celtic Cuisine.
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