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

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

Ingredients

  • 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

TOPPING

  • 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)
01.

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

02.

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

03.

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

04.

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

05.

TOPPING: 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.

06.

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

CHEF’S TIP:

*Save time by using rare roast beef from the deli.

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