Tuesday the 25th of February is Pancake Day — a scrumptious occasion celebrated around the globe with piles and piles of sweet, fluffy boiled eggs. Gotcha 😉 Pancakes, of course. What better excuse to get the skillet sizzling and start flipping a breakfast the entire family will enjoy (as well as the doggo at your feet catching all the mis-flips directly into her mouth). We’ve got some delicious ideas for Pancake Day and a fluffy pikelet recipe from Sarah Todd!
Sarah Todd — former MasterChef contestant and star of My Restaurant in India — recently started a transformation of her outdoor area with our Bonnie sofa and Phoenix concrete coffee table. As heavenly as that setup looks in her tranquil, leafy garden… how good do those pikelets with jam and cream look?!
We couldn’t resist the opportunity to bake up a few batches ourselves in the name of “research” for delicious ideas for Pancake Day. Fluffy, flat, thick, thin… not all pancakes are created equal. While they all follow the same basic flour-egg-milk-batter-fried-in-a-pan rule of thumb served with either sweet or savoury toppings, there are differences.
The pikelet is smaller and a little denser than the traditional pancake and can be served either hot or cold with your choice of toppings, from jam and cream to salmon and dill, whereas pancakes are usually served hot. The drop scone is just another name for a pikelet, which is in fact the regional name of where they were said to be invented. The fancy French crepe is a paper-thin pancake and quite a speciality… it’s also a heavenly experience when served hot and folded filled with Nutella!
In additional to Sarah’s fluffy pikelets, here’s a few more delicious recipes. Serve them with your favourite toppings, such as jam and cream, lemon and sugar, maple syrup, chocolate syrup, Nutella or savouries if you prefer. Have a gluten intolerance or cutting the carbs? The pancake family is incredibly easy to modify by simply switching up the ingredients, such as gluten-free or coconut flour instead of wheat flour; and almond or soy milk instead of dairy. Vegan? Switch the egg for a tablespoon of coconut oil instead. I know, madness! It works.
If you really want to spoil the kids, sprinkle some chocolate chips or blueberries into your wet pancakes immediately after pouring them into the frying pan. Be adventurous! Bananas? Sprinkles? Vegemite?! What a lovely way to spend some fun time with the kids before the busy day begins or spend a lazy Sunday with Jenga or some backyard cricket.