Currant and Lime Pikelets

My Favourite Pikelets

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1399Perhaps you call them Zante currants or Corinthian raisins or simply currants the way I’ve always known them. They have nothing to so with the black, red or white currants from the genus Ribe. If you come from the UK then you’ve had them in your old-fashioned Christmas pudding or just “pud” and if you come from other parts of the world you’ve probably had them in mince pies. I love using them for baking and add them to virtually anything and everything.

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1755Today I want to share my favourite pikelet recipe with lime and currants. I just love this combination. It results in soft and fluffy mini pancakes with a great aroma and taste. I bet you can add other dried fruits or grapes, but this is my most favourite and I can’t substitute it with anything else. Last night we had a huge thunderstorm that left me shaken. What is the weather like wherever you are? I hope it’s nice and cool, like here. I wish you a wonderful week!

  • Ingredients
  • 125g (40z, 1 cup) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 30g (2 tablespoons) sugar
  • 75g (½ cup, 2½oz) currants
  • Juice and rind (zest) of 1small lime
  • 180ml (¾ cup, 6fl oz) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 20g (1½ tablespoons) butter, melted

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1381Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1382Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and sugar into a bowl.

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1383Stir in currants, and lime rind (zest) and make a well in the centre.

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1385Combine the lime juice and milk then whisk in the eggs and butter.

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1387Pour the mixture into the well

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1390and mix until just mixed into smooth batter (do not over-mix).

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1392Brush a non-stick skillet with oil and drop full tablespoons of the batter into the pan, cook over medium low heat until bubbles appear on the surface, then turn over and cook the other side until lightly browned. (Please make sure you space them- I didn’t LOL

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1391Serve with fresh fruit, whipped cream and jam.

Currant and Lime Pikelets myfavouritepastime.com_1400These pikelets are so delicious, you should try them!

Currant and Lime Pikelets

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cooking Time: 30 minutes; Makes: 20

Ingredients

  • 125g (40z, 1 cup) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 30g (2 tablespoons) sugar
  • 75g (½ cup, 2½oz) currants
  • Juice and rind (zest) of 1small lime
  • 180ml (¾ cup, 6fl oz) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 20g (1½ tablespoons) butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and sugar into a bowl. Stir in currants, and lime rind (zest) and make a well in the centre.
  2. Combine the lime juice and milk then whisk in the eggs and butter. Pour the mixture into the well and mix until just mixed, into smooth batter (do not over-mix).
  3. Brush a non-stick skillet with oil and drop full tablespoons of the batter into the pan, cook over medium low heat until bubbles appear on the surface, then turn over and cook the other side until lightly browned.
  4. Transfer to a plate lined with sponge towel and cover with a tea towel to keep warm while cooking the remaining batter. Serve with fresh fruit, whipped cream and jam.

31 thoughts on “Currant and Lime Pikelets

  1. You already know that only just a glimpse of a pikelet has me salivating. And this recipe has got me intrigued: interesting combination of flavours!!!! Very original!

  2. Beautifully simple recipe, very tasty, everyone in the house loved them.
    With regard to the weather; it’s summer in Ireland so it’s rain, wind and sunshine!

    1. Hi Julie
      Did you make the pikelets? thanks for trying them out. We totally loved them too! It’s summer here too and we are having quite a bit of rain and sunshine. The heat is still very bearable. Have a great evening!
      Liz

  3. I have never tried making pikelets, I used to buy from M&S lemon and sultana scotch pancakes and they were delish, you don’t really need any toppings when they taste that good. I’m determined to try making these!

  4. I have an Australian Women’s Weekly cookbook from one of my trips down under and there is a recipe for pike let’s in it. We had them over there served up with cream cheese and mango butter…..was it ever good. I went clothes shopping….spring and summer stuff marked down….made a pretty good haul! Oh, and where I went was a community to the south and it registered 33 on my cars thermometer. It’s a little cooler where I live but still 27 on my balcony, and it gets a bit of breeze from the ocean! Loving it. I well remember the thunderstorms in your part of the country….I totally understand your statement of being shaken by it. Wishing you good weather, sunny skies and fair winds.

    1. Hi there Sandy!
      I have tons of cookery books, from all over the world. I want to cook so many things but you can only cook one recipe at a time and posting/photography is a pain in the neck. I love pikelets because they are easy and you can’t overeat like the huge pancakes. I went shoe shopping but i tell you I rarely get my size because I need wide fitting shoes. Britain is the best place to shop for shoes because they take width into consideration. Oh yes that night there was one mega thunder and lightning that made me stop breathing for a second. I was shaken to the core. I bet most people were asleep. The night owl was busy planning for the blog and answering messages. Have a lovely time, Sandy and best wishes!
      Liz

  5. I always make extras for snacks! Great with peanut butter spread on quite thickly! If I am hungry while fixing dinner, that’s my “go to” snack to tide me over until I can put on the feedbag for real! ;->

    It is warm here in SE Arizona, but the monsoon season has started, so we get a good drenching almost every afternoon for a while. That keeps the temps down. This goes on until about Labor Day in early September.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    1. Hi Judie,
      We had rain most of today too. At least I don’t have to water the lawn and it keeps temperatures down. I love pikelets. easy to make ready to eat!
      Virtual Hugs
      Liz

  6. These look delicious Liz. I will make them for my son for breakfast. I now he would enjoy them. It’s a very hot and sunny day in my neck of the woods:)

    1. Hi Joann,
      We still have some rain hoovering over the horizon so today is a nice cool day. I hope your son loves the pikelets. My kids really love them!
      Best wishes!
      Liz

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