August 8, 2006


Ricotta cheese seems to be my favourite ingrdient when it comes to breakfast foods. I received a request a couple of days ago for a recipe for pancakes without the ricotta.
Here's one I have for British "Drop Scones" called pikelets. They are a variation of our usual pancakes, just a little smaller in size and thicker in consistency. Pikelets are best served warm and straight out of the frying pan; so try to make them briskly when everyone's at the table. The can be kept warm in the oven in between tea towel folds under very low heat. Reheating them in the microwave or toaster oven never does their fluffy textures any justice.
1 1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
pinch of salt

2 tsp sugar
2 large eggs beaten
1 cup milk

butter for pan frying.
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Make a well in the center and pour beaten eggs into the center. Stir to combine. Add milk gradually to form a thick batter. Add in other condiments if you wish; (eg. sultanas, berries, chocolate chips, sour cherries, etc). Heat a heavy based frying pan and a small drop of butter to coat the surface. Drop spoonfuls of batter gently to form thick round circles. Flip pikelets over when bubbles appear on top. Cook till both sides are evenly coloured. Serve immediatly!
Here are a couple serving suggestions.
Maplesyrup with whipped butterscotch and toasted walnuts. Fresh strawberries and berry sauce compote.
Blueberries and fresh honeycomb.
If you have one eye shut and still partially asleep. It would be pretty immpossible to manage "variations of toppings". I suggest that you simply cover a stack with a squeeze of golden syrup. It'll taste just as good! :) you'll probably still be able to crawl back into bed after. LOL


Audrey Cooks said...

Hmmm pikelets... my family's fav breakfast. Wow u definately are a creative sweet-tooth gal! Sure u still wanna continue with that degree u r doin in uni now? cos u should really make a career in something u have a natural flair for later.

Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

hey audrey..thanks for the compliments. I'm half way thru my degree, will probably finish up and start of working in the construction industry. Cooking is just at the sidelines right now; but its probably something i definitely want to do in the near future.

Lex said...

i've been making it for all this while and not knowing that they are called pikelets.. wow.. thank u for the info! :D

Babe_KL said...

hi suyin, i came via flickr after drooling over the cake pics. darn, how come i can discover your blog this late boohoohoo... your blog is a gem!

Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

hey babe_kl,
thanks :)..I popped over to your blog! Love your stuff!! great photographs!

Unknown said...

Oooooo yummilicious....

Anonymous said...

Suyin the great chef, Looks how to whip the butterscotch.

I watched yr cup cake video. You have a cheeky grin ^-^.

I also made yr Ricotta pancake without the ricotta. My gal ate five with manuka honey n choco sauce. I like yr healthy salad.
Can add kidney beans or garzanbo beans to fill up the tummy.

Hv u any idea to make a sauce for pasta n dhal combination ? Jamie Oliver use a peppers tomato, balsamic vinegar n parmesan for a pasta dish.

Quantity surveyor in demand now .

Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

wow many bits of information in one little comment box! haha
thanks for the tips on the salad.
I havnt made a pasta with dhal before..havn't eaten one of that sort either.
Jamie oliver's pasta sauce is quite a common combination; I've tried it and its really good.
I'm currently fairly uninterested to pursue quantity surveying, probably a project manager or maybe in the property development aspect of construction, but *shrug* i might change my mind.

Anonymous said...

hi Suyin, thanks for quickly coming up with this one. Will try tmrw and feedback to u. Anyway, cant watch yr video. Dun noe y...:(


Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

sure thing ramsis :)
hmm...the video seems fine now; might just be YouTube being unavailable