Recipe by Bobbi Jo
"Australian Toaster Biscuits are very similar to English crumpets. They are cooked inside metal rings on the top of a griddle. If you don't have crumpet rings you can make them out of aluminum foil. There are directions below."
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1 1/2 teaspoons
active dry yeast
warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
Yum.. kind of a cross between a biscuit and a muffin. A friend gave me some fresh rosemary from his yard today so I added some of that..
As a fan of crumpets, I was eager to try a new recipe. Compared to some of my favorites, I found these a little salty and the batter thicker and more difficult to manage.
Too salty and did you know that there is no such thing as an Australian Toaster Biscuit in Australia? Stick with traditional crumpets - far more authentic and available in Australia.
Tried it a couple times but it did not turn out the way I hoped it would. The texture is a bit like cake which in fact I think it should be a bit more chewy. The taste was good but the texture is not like the real thing.
Let me start off by saying that normally, I never review a recipe unless I try it unchanged. So one cannot consider this a negative, nor even a neutral review, because I changed it from the beginning. On the other hand, what I wound up with wasn't half bad, and I'll probably make it again. :)
I was hoping for something that resembled the "Australian Toaster Biscuits" that Thomas' used to sell. Based on other reviews, I reduced the salt to 1.5 tsp, and added 1/4 c milk. The salt reduction wasn't enough. I added about 3 tbsps of sugar, which overcame the salt problem. Made the first two, and still didn't like them very much. I'm not really a fan of sweets, but I decided I might as well just make them honest-goodness "sweet biscuits" and added an additional 1/4 c of sugar. They came out tasting pretty darned good. Next time, however, I will reduce the salt to 1 tsp, and up the milk by an additional ounce or two.
very tasty, and pretty easy, and i really don't bake that often. i agree that they are a little salty. i love that the inside is like a muffin. yum!!
This recipe could have used a little more liquid. The batter I ended up with was very thick and hard to pour into the crumpet rings.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 196
** Calories from Fat: 35
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