November 15, 2012 Leave a comment
What is your favorite week day breakfast? In our home my Hubby loves bagels, toaster biscuits (not english muffins), eggs, and french toast. I like coffee. Eggs, toaster biscuits, french toast, and pancakes are all good an dandy but coffee must be present!
In an effort to avoid going to the store and because I like a good baking challenge I recently made toaster biscuits. They are a little sweeter and I think a little more dense then an english muffin. They also don’t seem to be as dry as an english muffin. You can buy them from Oroweat in the stores if you kind it. Not all my local Oroweat sellers in my area carry this one.
They are pretty easy to make they just take time like everything else. But I like doing food at home because I can control the ingredients and I feel better about making home made foods. Here is the recipe and a few tips:
1 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
1 tsp White Sugar
1 cup warm water (110F/45C)
3 cups flour (I used all purpose)
2 tsp salt
3/4 warm milk (110F/45C)
2 tbsp vegetable oil (I wouldn’t use olive oil. They flavor may transfer to the biscuits)
1/4 cup cornmeal
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 7×12 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.
Pretty easy all in all and super yummy! Enjoy and have fun! Let me know if you add anything (raisins, seasons, ect) and how they turned out.