Roast Beef On Mini Crumpets

Christmas 2018 - Classy Canapes in No Time! - Roast Beef on Mini Crumpets easy finger food recipes

This simple yet delightful roast beef snack is sure to elevate your home party. 

Prep: 25 mins + resting  Cook: 25 mins  Serves: 8 people


1 cup milk, warmed

1 tsp dry yeast

1 tsp caster sugar

1 cup plain flour, sifted

2 tsps chopped thyme leaves

Extra virgin olive oil, to serve


¾ cup creme fraiche

1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

1 tbsp chopped chives, plus extra to serve

250 g beef fillet (see Chef's Tip below)


1Preheat oven to moderate, 180 C. Lightly spray a 24-hole mini muffin tray with oil.

2In a jug, combine milk, yeast and sugar. Set aside 10 mins until frothy.

3In a large bowl, combine flour and thyme. Season, then gradually whisk in milk mixture until smooth.

4Spoon into recesses. Bake 12-15 mins until slightly puffed and golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

5TOPPING: Combine creme fraiche, mustard and chives. Season. Heat a frying pan on high. Spray with oil and sear steak 2 to 3 mins, each side, until cooked to taste. Set aside, loosely covered, 5 mins. Thinly slice.

6Serve crumpets topped with a little mustard, creme fraiche and a slice of beef. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle extra chives over.