My little chef and I have been making pikelets quite a bit lately. They are super easy to make, you get instant gratification i.e. you can merrily stuff them in your mouth as they come out of the pan rather than waiting for something to bake away tediously in the oven, and they're a perfect morning tea to gobble on the run.
Although I prefer the laden heavily with jam and cream variety of pikelet, we have been adding little slivers of fruit to zhoosh them up a bit. Yesterday was banana.
We use my Great Nana's recipe and whilst the first side is going all goldeny brown and forming those wee little bubbles we drop the little slices of fruit on top.
Sometimes we use blueberries..sometimes strawberries...or sometimes a mixture of whatever needs using up.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezie. And yumbo to boot!
In a large bowl combine one cup self raising flour, pinch of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of bicarb. soda, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sour milk (milk + 1 teaspoon of vinegar) and 1 desertspoon of melted butter.
Whisk until a smooth, runny batter (If too thick - add water). Brush pan with extra melted butter and spoon in desired amounts. Drop slices of fruit on the top and flip when the bubbles start to pop.
Eat with gusto!!