As today is Shrove Tuesday I decided to make pikelets, even then it is meant to be pancake day, but pikelets are a little more appropriate. Not being religious I see pancake day as a day to try a new recipe for pikelets and less about the day before lent. This recipe came from February Super Food Ideas, they are lovely when fresh, they have gone a little rubbery since making them a few hours ago, so I would suggest making these just before you want to eat them.

1 3/4 cups self raising flour

3 tablespoons caster sugar

1 1/3 cups reduced fat milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

20g butter, melted

butter or canola oil spray for greasing

Sift flour and sugar into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, whisk milk, vanilla and eggs in a jug until just combined. Add to flour mixture, whisk until just combined. Add butter and whisk to combine. Lightly spray a non stick frying pan with oil, heat over a medium heat. Cook tablespoons of batter in batches for 1-2 minutes each side or until bubbles appear on the surface then flip. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining batter. Serve with jam and butter or just as is!

Makes approximately 28.

To make these I use my electric frying pan but only because our stove is unreliable when it comes to even heat. It took about 15 minutes to cook them all which is quite an instant reward compared to my usual baking challenges. The recipe states that each pikelet costs 6 cents to make, that is pretty good if you ask me and at the rate that Daniel eats these it’s a good thing too!

I usually make pikelets with the home brand mix but decided to make these from scratch considering I am writing a baking blog! I have to say I am quite impressed with how good they tasted.

Just a short post today, so happy pancake day everyone.

Love Sonia xx