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Toaster Biscuits Recipe

Toaster Biscuits

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"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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Original recipe makes 20 biscuits Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. To make crumpet rings, cut aluminum foil into 7x12 inch pieces. Fold in half lengthwise and then in thirds, making 6 layers. Form into a 3 1/2 inch diameter circle and tape shut on the outside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour and salt. Stir in the milk, oil and yeast mixture. Beat well until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 60 minutes. Lightly grease or butter the inside of the crumpet rings and dip the rings in cornmeal.
  3. Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium low heat. Sprinkle cornmeal on the griddle and place the rings on the griddle. Deflate the batter by stirring. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into each ring. Cook slowly for about 10 minutes or until pale brown. Carefully remove the rings and turn the biscuits over. Bake on second side about 8 minutes or until light brown. Transfer to a rack to cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 10, 2012

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..

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 15, 2003

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.


10 Ratings

Feb 24, 2008

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.

Oct 15, 2003

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.

Nov 19, 2013

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.

Mar 22, 2007

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!!

Nov 24, 2004

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.


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  • Calories
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 475 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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