Saturday, June 30, 2012

How do YOU do it?

It's no secret in our house that I am a huge piklete fan.
I could probably eat a whole batch on my own.
Fleur shares my obsession, we often whip up a batch of these babies and a pot of tea.
Fleur likes tea
1 sugar please....
 It's funny, pikelets are one of thoses things that vary from family to family,
a bit like lasagne or gravy...you know what I'm saying?
Over the years I've tried various different recipes, but the most recent is a beauty...
Well in my opinion anyway!
They're light, fluffy & evenly brown all over.

Pikelets:
1 egg
1/4 C castor sugar
3/4 C milk
1/4 tsp baking soda
*1 C self raising flour
1Tbsp melted butter

Beat egg and sugar till fluffy ( my Mum who made amazing pikelets always said you have to "beat the shit out of the egg & sugar!") Measure the milk & add the soad to it. Wisk sifted flour gradually into your egg mix alternatly with your milk & soda mix. Beat well to combine and then lastly add your melted butter. Drop spoon fulls onto your fan and flip when bubbles appear.

* I never have self raising flour, I just use plain flour with 1 tsp of baking powder.
*I always find the first batch (pan full) of pikelets tend to be the test batch and usually burn a little untill I have the temp just right, I use an old enamel cast iron pan and don't add any more butter to the pan after that first initial batch.


Happy cooking xx

8 comments:

Sophie Slim said...

Ahhh DELICIOUS. I love piklets!

I have scones in the oven right now and after looking at your photos I'm wishing I had cream in the fridge! DELISH

x

Tinks* said...

Oh! Love your new header! I really must get you to show me how to pimp my blog- but then I guess I would need to be using it! ;-).*

Melissa said...

lovely, unfortunately gluten doesn't work so well for me, but sometimes I manage coconut flour pancakes/pikelets, but they are a bit expensive , needing 6 eggs per batch... yum, love the jam and cream combo too!

Amy Seven-Stitches said...

I'm with you on the first batch being a bit funny. There is a lovely line in the movie "Pieces of April" where the oldest child refers to herself as "the sacrificial pancake", you know that turns out different while you get the settings right.

trishie said...

This post reminds me i haven't had pikelets for too long! Might make a batch for breakie this weekend.

Notchka said...

Yup - that's how I do mine. I made and ate a whole batch in home ec once and threw them all up on the way home from school. I can't eat them now - but my lovelies love them.

Old Magnolia Tree said...

Oh wow you've reminded me how gorgeous these are. I love them with sliced strawberries and drizzled with loads of sticky maple syrup. Yum Yum Yummy

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xxx

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