Small and delicious bites you have to try!

Pikelets don’t have to just be the sweet after school treat for kids they can be a fabulous little bite of goodness for you too.  Whether its a weekend brunch a party canape or morning tea treat with a friend. These are easy to make and construct and are so delicious.

Use regular Cream Cheese or try the Philadelphia Lemon Cream Cheese.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

Pikelets

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon essence
  • 11/2 cup SR flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bicarb
  • 1 zest of one lemon
  • 60gms of very soft Cream Cheese

For the topping

  • 200g Creme Fraiche or Natural Yoghurt
  • About 1 dozen Finely Shredded Mint leaves
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 200g Smoked Salmon

 

Pikelets Method

  1. Start with room temperature ingredients or slightly warmer than the fridge.
  2. Whisk up the milk, zest of one lemon and lemon essence till its a little frothy.
  3. Add in flour and bicarb and then the egg combine well.
  4. Lastly add the Cream Cheese and whisk it all up. I use my hand held mixer with the whisk attachment.

Pikelets Cooking

  1. Use a clean fry pan over medium heat
  2. Melt about 1/2 tablespoon in the pan. When it is melted and frothy it is ready to go.
  3. Start with one spoonful of batter into the pan. It should start to cook straight away and little frothy bubbles should appear around the base of the pikelet.
  4. When bubbles start to appear on the top of the pikelet then its ready to turn.
  5. You want to flip the pikelet in one move so gently lift using your egg flip tool and slide the blade completely underneath before quickly flipping over.
  6. Be sure not to over crowd your fry pan.
  7. Cool on paper towel before constructing for serving

 

To Serve

Once cool you can top the pikelets with a teaspoon of creme fraiche or natural yoghurt

Lightly sprinkle some lemon zest and finely shredded mint leaves sparingly.

Top with a small rolled piece of Smoked Salmon.

You can make the Pikelets in advance and you can prepare the topping ingredients in advance but don't construct until nearly ready to serve.

Enjoy!

 

You might also like our posts "Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake", "The Best Pikelets" and "Lemon Cream Cheese Pikelets".

 

 

 

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+1 # Ness 2014-05-23 04:55
I love pikelets but I've never tried savoury ones. They look delicious.
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0 # Mums Take FIve 2014-05-24 14:23
Quoting Ness:
I love pikelets but I've never tried savoury ones. They look delicious.

Oh try them Ness! They're great. you can use wholemeal flour or buckwheat flour too which seems to make it even more savoury.
Thanks for stopping by
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+1 # ann 2014-05-24 22:15
The pikelets sound yummy with the lemon and cream cheese. Maybe you could try goat ones!!
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0 # Mums Take FIve 2014-05-25 23:37
Quoting ann:
The pikelets sound yummy with the lemon and cream cheese. Maybe you could try goat ones!!

ha ha ask your mum to make some
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0 # Create Bake Make 2014-05-26 05:04
Perfect timing! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I've been looking for some 'grown up' finger food for my baby boy's first birthday party this weekend. These look perfect! Thank you for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays x
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0 # House In Tillford 2014-05-31 08:34
These looks like totally fancy canapes but sound pretty simple to make. And the look delish! Thanks for sharing!
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