Strawberry Pikelets

14 Mar

I have to say that I’m not the best pikelet maker around. I can never seem to get the consistency right and they never stay in a nice circle shape but thats the beauty of cooking with kids, they’re not all that worried about the aesthetics of it all, especially when they’re involved in the process.

I wasn’t feeling particularly energetic about cooking this morning but my ‘mini masterchef’ had other ideas. This recipe seemed like a good compromise as it is pretty easy and quick. Not to mention delicious! It’s from the Sydney Markets Fresh for Kids website http://www.freshforkids.com.au

Ingredients:

1 egg

1/4 cup caster sugar

1&1/4 cups SR flour

1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda

3/4 cup milk

250g strawberries, hulled, halved lengthways and sliced

olive oil spray for greasing

low fat ricotta to serve (opitional)

extra sliced strawberries to serve (optional)

Method:

  1. Beat egg and sugar in medium bowl until well combined. Sift flour and bicarb together and gently fold into mixture with the milk. Using a whisk, mix until smooth. Gently stir through strawberries until just combined.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Lightly spray with olive oil spray to grease. Using about 2 tablespoons mixture per pikelet, cook pikelets in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until puffed and golden.
  3. Serve warm pikelets topped with ricotta and extra strawberries.

Makes 12

The recipe says to use about 2 tablespoons of the mixture but this makes quite a big pikelet. I only used about 1 tablespoon and they made a nice little person’s size. I didn’t involve Thomas in the actual cooking of the pikelets. He’s too fast and unpredictable around hotplates. I did pick him up to show him the pikelets cooking in the fry pan so he could identify with the process.

A way to extend on this recipe is by planting your own strawberries in a pot or in the garden. They’re relatively easy to grow and its very rewarding to pick your own fruit and include it in your cooking!

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One Response to “Strawberry Pikelets”

  1. kerry melgaard March 15, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    Yuummmmmm!!!!!!!!!!

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