Pikelets were one of the first things I learnt how to cook. Pikelets are a smaller version of pancakes enjoyed by Australians, New Zealanders and the British. Pikelets are an easy after school snack recipe. Try this easy pikelet recipe that your kids will love – and you can add a few to their lunchbox too.
2 cups self-raising flour
4 tablespoons caster sugar
1 ½ cups buttermilk
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Sift flour into a bowl. Add caster sugar. Mix together. In another bowl beat egg, vanilla and milk together. Add to the flour and sugar mixture. Mix until just combined. Over-mixing pikelet batter produces tough pikelets. Drop dessertspoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased non-stick electric frying pan. Turn pikelets over when bubbles start to burst on the top surface. Cook second side until golden.
TIPS: Pikelets freeze well. Nice served with Nutella, lemon curd, strawberries or jam and cream. You can also add mashed banana, blueberries, cooked diced apples, vanilla essence and chocolate chips to the mixture. If you don’t have buttermilk substitute with 2 cups of milk.