When I first moved to the farm I had no idea what a “pikelet” was. I had however heard of small pancakes and that is exactly what a pikelet is, just with a much cuter name. My darling mother in law (yes! I’m blessed with one so terrific I could even show her my boob when I had mastitis) and it’s one I make almost every time we have guests over. The base recipe is absurdly simple and it’s made with ingredients I always have at home.
It’s quite easy to healthify these bad boys too! Or to make dairy free. I just swap the normal white flour for spelt or wholemeal and the cows milk for almond milk. Easy and delicious. If you like you can add berries or banana to the batter too. I like to serve them with fruit and maple syrup, and a little greek yoghurt for some extra tang! The piklets are also delicious cold with butter and honey..
Recipe (I would recommend to triple it!)
1 cup of self rising flour
3/4 cup of whole milk
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
Place the flour with the salt and sugar in a big bowl. Mix the egg into the milk and then whisk into the flour until smooth and non-lumpy. If lumps do occur I just whiz it with my hand mixer!
Heat a frying pan and add butter. Fry the pancakes until there is bubbles on the top and flip to the other side. Fry until golden and eat!