The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


LyndaBelinda's picture



I'm new here and have been scouring the internet for a recipe for Tostas.  I believe that it's pretty much a catch all phrase for a rustic biscuit type quickbread in the shape of a large english muffin and treated the same way with various spreads depending on the time of meal.  I found them in Spain but can't seem to purchase them or find a recipe for anything similar on the net.  I can find Tostas bars but nothing to help me clue in on the "bread" itself.  It's kind of a cross between a biscuit and a quick bread and a yeast bread so I can't even guess!  Can anyone enlighten me?


PaddyL's picture

There is a type of biscuit called Angel Biscuit that is made with yeast and baking powder, and it's very light.

mrfrost's picture

"Tostas", Tortas, "Tapas" bars.


LyndaBelinda's picture

Hi and thanks for the replies.

It is Tostas which is not Tapas.  Picture a very large biscuit measuring about 4" across and an inch high.  Lightly browned outside.  They look like they have been baked not deep fried or dry pan fried.  I was offered one with a spread on the side for breakfast in a little morning spot in Madrid.  Investigating the web I found that tostas is as common as our toast and is used much the same way.  I don't know about Tortas and will look into that a little more before I can respond.  Now Angel biscuit sounds right on the mark and I will try to find a recipe for that and a photo.  Is an Angel Biscuit from Spain? 

Thanks again for all the input!