Home cooks are now baking CRUMPETS in their $29 Kmart pie makers – and you can make them in just five minutes
- The $29 Kmart pie maker has proven to be a versatile kitchen gadget recently
- Now an Australian mum has shared how to make crumpets using the device
- ‘First time for everything and the kids loved them,’ the woman wrote online
The $29 Kmart pie maker has been a hit among Australian foodies since its launch – and now a clever mum has shared how to make homemade crumpets using the kitchen gadget.
Posting in the Facebook group Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas – which has more than 190,000 members – she said the crumpets were easy to make and only took five minutes to cook.
‘Pie Maker crumpets! First time for everything and the kids loved them,’ she wrote.
‘These were super easy and you don’t need a Thermomix, just a hand beater will do it and keep it warm in the oven.’
The cheap Kmart pie maker has proven to be very versatile over the past few months, and now a clever mum has shared how to make homemade crumpets using the kitchen gadget
After posting the idea on social media, hundreds were blown away by the simplicity of the idea and raced to try the recipe for themselves.
‘Wow going to have to try this with gluten free flour as buying is so expensive,’ one woman commented online.
‘These look awesome! I’ll definitely try these,’ another said, a third added: ‘Now I need a pie maker’.
After posting the idea on social media, hundreds were blown away by the simplicity of the idea and raced to try the recipe for themselves
How to make crumpets in a pie maker
285 grams water
285 grams milk
2 tsp dried yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
450 grams bakers flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
Place sugar, yeast, milk and water into thermomix bowl or regular bowl and use hand beater
Mix until the filling becomes frothy
Add flour, salt, cream of tartar and mix for 10 seconds on high speed
Add the baking soda and warm water and beat for 2 minutes
Leave to rest for 10 minutes
Grease pie maker and use a quarter cup measure place into machine
It is important to cook slowly so that the crumpet cooks all the way through and bubbles up
This will take about 5 minutes
Flip each crumpet for about 30 seconds until slightly browned
Serve with your favourite topping
Source: Thermomix Recipe Community
The recipe itself is simple to follow and involves preparing the batter and placing in the pie maker rather than cooking in a pan on a stove top.
To ensure the crumpets didn’t turn out too thick, the woman said she used a quarter cup of batter, cooked them for five minutes then flipped each one for a minute.
The woman also shared a recipe she used from the online Thermomix Recipe Community website.
Another creative recipe also revealed to the same Facebook group was how to make taco pies using the pie maker (pictured)
It’s not the first recipe to go viral on the group, with ‘taco pies’ taking off over the past couple of weeks.
A Victorian mum-of-three used puff pastry, leftover taco mince, sour cream, sliced avocado, fresh chilli and cheese to make the dish.
The meal itself is quite simple to cook and involves lining the pie maker with puff pastry, filling with all ingredients then placing another layer of pastry on top.
The Facebook post attracted more than 700 likes and many other home cooks described the idea as ‘brilliant’.
While this seems to be a new cooking craze, others said they have been making taco pies for ‘years’ and a good alternative to puff pasty is taco or burrito wraps.