Step 1: 1. Put the beans, basil and butter in a pan, and cook on a low heat until the beans are hot all the way through. The more slowly you cook the beans, the better the basil flavour will infuse into the sauce.
Step 2: 2. Add half of the grated cheese and leave on a very low heat. If your hob doesn’t cool down very quickly, take the pan off the heat all together, or else the beans will burn.
Step 3: 3. Then, heat the crumpet. If you have time, i would advise you stick it under the grill for 3-4 minutes. However, you can just pop it in the microwave for twenty seconds, until the crumpet is nice and hot.
Step 4: 4. Place the crumpet on the centre of a wide plate/bowl and add the other half of the grated cheese. If you want, you can also add more butter.
Step 5: 5. Pour the beans on top of the crumpet. Hopefully, the cheese on top of the crumpet will melt.
Step 8: this is perfect breakfast/hangover food, and only takes a few minutes to make. The butter and cheese make the beans taste creamy, and the basil will add a twist to the classic bean flavour. If you have a little longer, fry up some sausages or bacon.