Afternoon deeeeelight! Pikelets have to be one of my kids favourite foods. These delicious, round, fluffy splatters of goodness are so quick and easy to make, perfect to serve for breakfast or an afternoon tea treat.
Because the ingredients are pantry/fridge staples, it’s also my go to recipe when I have unexpected guests drop in as I can having them cooking before the kettle has even boiled!
1 & 1/2 cups self-raising flour (I use wholemeal but white is fine)
2 x tablespoons of caster sugar
2 x eggs, lightly beaten
1 x cup milk
butter/margarine to cook
1. Sift the flour into a large bowl and stir through the sugar.
2. Mix the egg and milk together then add to the flour mixture.
3. Whisk until well combined and you have a smooth batter.
4. Using a silicon brush or similiar, brush the bottom of a frying pan or electric frying pan with a teaspoon of butter or margarine.
5. Spoon heaped tablespoons (I use an ice-cream scoop) of the batter into the pan cooking atleast 3cm apart.
6. On a low heat, cook until the upright surface becomes bubbly then flip the pikelets and cook the other side until both sides are a light golden brown.
7. Place on a plate and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
8. Serve warm with your favourite toppings. We love strawberry jam but you could also use honey, maple syrup, fresh fruit, greek yoghurt etc…
Make blueberry pikelets by adding a handful of frozen blueberries to the mixture before cooking.
For a special treat, make chocolate pikelets by adding a handful of chocolate chips to the mixture before cooking.