Wow! It is bucketing down today! Sydney is awash with grey clouds. Master 3 and I attended playgroup with a great rendition of the hokey pokey.
So in order to put the distraction into productive use I will prepare afternoon tea for the older kiddies before they get home from school. Apple pikelets today. I always hope they leave some but there is never any left! They are yummy with butter, jam, golden syrup or just on their own. The recipe is from www.taste.com.au.
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
300 ml buttermilk
½ cup apple puree (I have used a tin of apple baby food and even grated apple)
1. Combine flour and sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Whisk egg and buttermilk together in a jug. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Whisk until smooth. Stir in puree.
2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Brush base with butter. Using tablespoons of batter at a time, cook in batches for 2 to 3 minutes or until small bubbles start to form on the surface of pikelets. Carefully turn over. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.
|Four happy campers eating afternoon tea (bad lighting - sorry!)|