Blueberry Pikelets

“Miniature Fluffy Pancakes”

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Yesterday night we had one of those storms again and as usual school buses were cancelled. This meant we had to wake up pretty early to ‘shovel the cars out of the garage’ and drop children to school.

Everybody was out there, puffing and panting, so there was lots of company, but hardly any talking. Every so often you could hear someone muttering and cursing about how heavy the snow was, or someone taking a deep sigh or a deep breath. Just when we thought we were done, the snowplough passed. You should have seen the look of aghast on everyone’s face. I wished I had a camera… I would have taken great photos for a great laugh in summer. I know those ploughs do a great job clearing roads, but the huge mounds of heavy snow they leave behind…it took me 15 minutes to clear a small path for the car to pass. In an earlier post I said, “I loved shovelling snow” I am not sure anymore…my arms are aching.

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So much for the ramblings-today I want to share with you a recipe for blueberry pikelets. About.com describes pikelets as “miniature fluffy pancakes” or better still as, “mini unsweetened pancakes.” I love these descriptions, especially the first one, because they are really miniature and fluffy. I think these miniatures are great for kids because you can make them in 30 minutes and serve them for breakfast, afternoon tea or even as a simple dessert. The accompaniments are endless: maple syrup, whipped cream and jam, butter and jam, honey, maple syrup, chocolate sauce and ice cream. You can also top them with strawberries and whipped cream,  a dusting of sugar or a medley of your favourite fruits. My children adore pikelets, and their friends in school adore them too. If you have never tried pikelets, my plea to you, please try them and give me a feedback.

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Assemble all ingredients

Always remember to assemble all ingredients before starting.

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Sift flour into a bowl. Stir in sugar.
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Whisk together egg, butter, vanilla essence and milk
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Make a well in the centre, pour mixture into the well
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Whisk until just combined
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Add blueberries
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Gently fold in the blueberries
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Cook until bubbles appear on the surface
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Turn, cook until slightly browned on the other side

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Blueberry pikelets_5579_2These are totally my best pikelets!!!!

Blueberry Pikelets

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Total cooking time: 20 minutes; Makes: 18-24

Ingredients

  • 125g (1cup) self-raising flour
  • 3 tablespoons castor sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 20g (4 teaspoons) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 185mls (¾ cup) milk
  • 150g (1 cup) fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Sift flour into a bowl. Stir in sugar. Make a well in the centre of the mixture.
  2. Whisk together egg, butter, vanilla essence and milk. Pour the mixture into the well, whisking until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  3. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  4. Heat frying pan. Lightly brush with melted butter or oil. Pour tablespoons of the batter into the pan. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn over and cook the other side until slightly browned.
  5. Remove from pan and keep warm while cooking the rest. Serve hot with maple syrup, honey or ice cream.

Points to note:

  • Cook pikelets at low heat.
  • Clean the pan with a paper towel if stained with blueberries.
  • These pikelets are yummy served warm with some cream, butter, honey or maple syrup.
  • They are soft and fluffy so are great for children.
  • Last Updated: 4 December 2014

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

21 thoughts

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  1. Never heard of a Pikelet before, these sound awesome. I’m sure my inner-child will love these when I prepare them this weekend. Thanks for teaching me something new today Liz!

    1. Pikelets are more like mini pancakes, so I’m sure you have an idea of the taste. I love making them because they are easy and children love them. Enjoy the pikelets and have fantastic weekend!

  2. Picklets…never heard that term before.
    Looks so yummy…and blueberries bring a little summer warmth to this never ending cold 🙂
    Hope everybody enjoyed the post workout meal.

    1. They are more like mini pancakes really but I like them because they are so easy to make and they taste awesome. Nice, soft and fluffy. You should try them. Thanks for visiting my favourite pastime. I appreciate your visit and your note, I love talking to others!!!

    1. Thank you for stopping by too. You have an amazing blog. Will try out some recipes from there. I have bookmarked it. Best Wishes!

  3. This one is a keeper!!!! I finally tried this recipe just now for breakfast! Not only was this so easy to make, but these mini-pancakes/picklets are very tasty! WARNING: If you try this recipe when you are alone, you WILL eat ALL of them in record time! I kept munching as I cooked them, and now they are all gone! Thanks Liz!

    1. Oh my god! I am so happy you tried out the blueberry pikelets, I totally agree with you. They are a hit! As I mentioned earlier we gobbled up about 50 pikelets for breakfast and we were only only three….our next meal was dinner!!!

  4. Trying this recipe tomorrow for breakfast!!! I don’t have blueberries but I think the picklets will be good on their own too! 🙂

    1. We made double the recipe yesterday, for breakfast, that was 50 little miniature pancakes, and we gorged it all. it was zoo good!!!

  5. My kids love your blog, because I keep cooking delicious new things! The pikelits were a big hit. Eleven year old Cassiel helped me make them.

    1. Hey Karen thank you so much for supporting my blog and for trying out the recipes. I really appreciate. I love making pikelets too, they are easy to make and great for children! Jimmy and Rosy love them too!!! Cassiel is gonna become a great cook! XOXO to the kids!

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