Poor Man’s Crumpets
Theme : Oceanic Cuisine
BM#78 Week 2 Day 3
Pikelets (pronounced piek-lets) are known as the poor man’s crumpets. Its believed that they didn’t have crumpet rings to make perfect round crumpets. Instead, they dropped small amounts of batter on the griddle to resemble crumpets. Pikelets are mini pancakes, famous in Australia and New Zealand usually made for breakfast. They are eaten with butter, jam, honey, fresh cream, peanut butter, Nutella(modern toppings), fruits or even topped with cold cut meats. They can be eaten hot or cold. Its believed that pikelets were packed into kids lunch boxes too.
With this recipe of pikelets, I’m taking you to Australia as my 3rd recipe for the theme Oceanic Cuisine. For this theme we were not restricted to Oceania but countries that are surrounded by 2 or more oceans or seas. Australia is surrounded by the Pacific, Indian Ocean and also the Antarctic Ocean(also known as the Southern Ocean or Austral Ocean). Pikelets are believed to have originated from the Welsh pancakes called bara piglydd.
Usually self rising (self raising ) flour is used to make the pikelets. Since I didn’t have any, I used plain flour to make them and served it with honey and a variety of fruits.
1 cup plain flour(all purpose flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp sugar
¾ cup milk
a pinch of salt
- Sift flour, baking powder, salt together in a bowl.
- Add sugar and mix well.
- Whisk milk, butter and egg together.
- Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Mix well with a whisk.
- Heat the griddle pan over medium heat.
- When it is hot, brush some butter on the griddle.
- Drop a tablespoonful of batter into the pan. Make them small about 3 inches in diameter. If the pan is big, you can make 3-4 pikelets at the same time.
- Cook till bubbles appear on top. Flip it over and cook till done.
- Serve with some butter, honey and your choice of fruits.
- Use a cookie scoop to drop the batter.
- Can serve pikelets for tea with some jam, clotted cream or fresh cream.
- They taste good even when they are cold. You can sandwich them together with jam, peanut butter, Nutella and carry it wrapped to have as a snack.
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