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Mixed berry buttermilk pikelets

Pikelets are one of those nostalgic morning teas most of us in Australia grew up with, although apparently they’re Welsh in origin.  I love that they’re a cross between a cake and a pancake, sort of a cakey pancake.

They were lovely just dusted with icing sugar and a pot of tea.

Recipe for mixed berry buttermilk pikelets:

1 1/4 cups self raising flour
2 x 20ml tblspns raw caster sugar
1/4 tspn fine salt
250mls buttermilk
1 large (59g weight) egg
50g unsalted butter, melted and cooled a bit
3/4 tspn vanilla extract
1 cup mixed berries

Sift flour, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl.  Whisk the buttermilk, egg, butter and vanilla in a jug until combined.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to just combine then gently fold through berries.  You might need a bit more milk to thin out the batter if it’s too thick.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat.  Brush with a decent pat of butter.   Spoon heaped tablespoons of the mixture into the pan.  Cook for about 1-2 minutes on one side (or until tiny air bubbles show on the surface), flip over and cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until browned and cooked through.  Turn the heat down as you go to prevent burning.

Transfer pikelets to a foil covered plate and layer on top of each other between batches to keep warm.  Repeat process with the remaining mixture.

Serve warm or at room temperature with icing sugar.

Makes: around 6 (I think!)

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    11 Responses leave one →
    1. January 24, 2012

      they look so cute and delicious! I love mixed berries I add them to almost everything

    2. January 24, 2012

      I have never heard of a pikelet, but by the looks and sound of it, I think I would certainly love them!

    3. January 24, 2012

      What a lovely blog you have! This recipe looks so delicious, right up my street. Love how you have photographed it too, save some pikelets for me hehe.

    4. January 25, 2012

      These are too too cute! Never heard or tried one but your pictures are so inviting that I may just have to go whip some up! Well done.

      Have a beautiful day!

    5. January 25, 2012

      so pretty and so light and fluffy-looking!

    6. January 25, 2012

      Love these, what a perfect start of the day!

    7. January 25, 2012

      Thanks girls ♥

    8. January 25, 2012

      i just found your blog, i’ll def. try to do those pikelets on sunday! yum!

    9. January 27, 2012

      I did not realize, it was Australia Day! Well, Happy Australia Day!

    10. January 27, 2012

      So fluffy, and delicious…I am so glad I found you on Bloglovin, Emma!

    11. January 28, 2012

      What a cute little breakfast. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your pikelets up.

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