Growing up in Australia, pikelets were a treat we enjoyed for breakfast or any time of the day! Plus, learn the secret tip for the first batch to come out perfectly golden, rather than splotchy like they usually are! This recipe makes 12 pikelets. Don't bother counting the number of pikelets in the photos, I ate one. You should just be surprised that I managed to stop at ONE!
Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats
1 1/4 cups / 185gplain flour (Note 1)
2 1/2tspbaking powder(Note 1)
3/4 cup / 185ml milk
Strawberry jam and cream(heavy cream, whipped) or butter
Whisk flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre, add egg, milk and vanilla. Whisk until the batter is almost lump free - a few small ones is ok. The batter should be the consistency in between maple syrup and tomato sauce - see photo above in post.
Melt butter in a NON STICK skillet over medium high heat. Then WIPE all the butter off with a paper towel so there are no visible drops of oil. This is how the first batch comes out beautifully golden instead of splotchy.
Place 2 tbsp of batter (or 1/2 filled ice cream scooper which is what I use) into the skillet. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface (see photo) then flip and cook the other side until golden (usually around 1 - 1 1/2 minutes). Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve warm with jam and cream, or butter!
1. You can just use self raising flour if you prefer.2. If you do not have a non stick skillet, this can be made in any skillet / fry pan but do not wipe the butter off and accept that your first batch will be a bit splotchy on one (possibly both) side.3. Nutrition below is per pikelet, and it is for the pikelet only, because I cannot control the amount of jam and cream you pile onto each pikelet!