Mix together milk and boiling water and allow to stand until lukewarm. Add sugar and yeast and allow mixture to double -- maybe 15-20 minutes.
Mix together salt and sifted flour. Combine with doubled yeast mixture. Allow this stage to double -- considerably quicker than a purely yeast bread but still on the order of 35 minutes or so.
Heat griddle to medium-hot (325F-350F) and butter 4" ring forms. Place ring forms on griddle and spoon batter to 1/2". Cook until dry and bubbly on top and toast lightly on other side.
Serve with copious amounts of butter, honey and some of your purloined Golden Syrup.