Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Australian Pikelets - A snack time favorite

Growing up in both Australia and New Zealand, one of my favorite snack time treats was pikelets. To most they look simply like a mini pancake but to me they taste like home. Though similar to the pancake we rarely ate these at breakfast time, but rather enjoyed them as an afternoon or after school snack. I like them warm or cold but I think that they are best served warm with a spread of butter and topped with whipped cream and jam. If you have ever tasted New Zealand butter or cream (or most foods for that matter) you know it's the best in the world! These little treats are slightly more dense than the average pancake and due to the amount of sugar in them tend to be a little sweeter. What can I say I love them. More than that I love that my little boy loves them too.


1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk (approx)
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 ounce butter (optional)


Beat the egg and sugar until thick and add with the milk to the sifted flour, salt
and baking powder.

Add the melted butter last.

Mix until smooth and cook in spoonfuls on a hot greased griddle or frypan.