Tea and Pikelets anyone? Day 25

Pancakes, crepes, flap jacks, hot cakes, pikelets and Pannekoeke are all a favourite meal, dessert or snack around the world.

These simple flat round cakes of deliciousness have been eaten since pre-historic times.

The trend has continued into the present day when the number of variations of the recipe and serving suggestions make pancakes one of the most versatile dishes in the world.

I had a fantastic coffee date with a friend of mine and created a batch of Pikelets to munch on as we chatted away.

Pikelets are a form of crumpets, which originated in the West Midlands in the United Kingdom.  Traditionally crumpets were made on a hot griddle and only the bottom was cooked. Pikelets are different as they were generally smaller and were cooked on both sides.

Pikelets

 

Pikelets

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 cup of Self-Raising Flour
1 cup of Milk
1/2 tsp of Mixed Spice
1 Tbsp of Sugar
1/2 tsp of Salt
1 egg
Butter to fry them in

Method:

  1. Sift the flour, salt, mixed spice and sugar into a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl or mug, whisk the egg and milk together.
  3. Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture.
  4. Whisk until the ingredients are combined and the mixture is thick.
    Pikelet Mixture
  5. Heat a pan over a medium heat.
  6. Add some butter to coat the pan (around 1 – 2 tsp)
  7. Then spoon tablespoon size parts of the mixture into the pan.
  8. Let cook until you see a number of air bubbles appear.
  9. Then flip the pikelets over.
  10. Cook through your batch of mixture.
  11. Then serve with freshly chopped fruit, jam and plain natural yoghurt.

Enjoy!

We are under 5 days away from the end of our challenge now and things are getting exciting!

We are trying to decide what we should do to celebrate – Have you got any suggestions?

If you do please post them as comments!

Have a great Weekend 🙂

– GM

 

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