26 July 2011

Pikelets

Why does every recipe for pikelets leave out Step 4?  Step 4 is essential, and I'm not sure you can make pikelets without it.  I think the world needs me to reinstate Step 4.

Method

  1. Place the flour and sugar into a bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine, then set aside. Whisk the milk, butter and egg together in a jug.
  2. Add the milk and egg mixture to the flour mixture. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Brush with a little melted butter. Using a tablespoon, spoon the mixture into the pan.
  4. Burn inside forearm on edge of hot frying pan.
  5. Cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles form. Carefully turn them over and cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer them to a plate and repeat with the remaining mixture and remaining forearm.
  6. Serve the pikelets warm or at room temperature, topped with jam and cream.

What are pikelets called in the USA?

8 comments:

Hippomanic Jen said...

I have actually used step 4 myself, although I generally try to leave it out. Now all you need to do is add the ingredients list and add an archery forearm-strappy-guard-thing to the implements list, and everyone would be set!

Martha said...

Just on size, the USA equivalent would be silver dollar pancakes. But drenched with maple syrup as usual, not jam and cream. Yum, I want a 2nd breakfast now!

Tracy P. said...

Ouch! I burned my finger on a hot metal skewer last week, so I am feeling your pain.

We call them pancakes, but we serve them with syrup, and sometimes butter them first. Bethany loves to make them.

Swift Jan said...

Step 4 is crucial for the whole pikelet experience really.

I have a doozy of a scar on my hand from a time when I was about 7 or 8 making pikelets at Girls Brigade... When I am trying to remember which hand is my left I look for the scar....

You'd think I would learn?? Well I just dont bake now!

Selena said...

Very true. This may sound weird but my favourite topping for a pikelet is uncooked pikelet mixture - yum! Of course, I only do this while making them, I don't sit down at the table and say "please pass the mixture"! Although...

Oh, no more anonymous posting??

B said...

What about a step 5a - When flipping the pikelet, try throwing them into the air for added entertainment value for your onlooking children. The pikelet will then fall to the floor {soggy side down} and this will allow you to teach your children words they no longer have to wait to hear in the playground...

Emily Sue said...

What about the step where you burn one side whilst leaving the other pasty and pale?

Crazy Sister said...

I also use Selena's topping.

I don't think I've burnt myself making pikelets before, so for step 4, I use "eat several tablespoons of batter".