Australia - Pikelet
Updated: Jun 15, 2021
Pancakes, but better. Think fluffy.
Aneri's note: So Aussies really love their meat down under! It took me a bit of searching, but landed on a popular vegetarian breakfast item. I don’t do desserts in this blog - that’s too easy! Desserts are almost always vegetarian (gelatin is the culprit if they aren’t!). This page focuses on sides or meals. I know a few Aussies and they are lovely entertaining people with a wicked sense of humor! I have yet to visit this exciting country/continent in one, but it's definitely on my wish list.
Difficulty level (1-10): 3
These are pancakes/hotcakes! But Aussies have a spin on this, where they prefer to use self-rising flour instead of all purpose for a nice fluffy cake. It actually makes a huge difference and is super yummy in the morning! Also maple syrup is a topping preference of North America - in Australia they use honey! Try their fancy Manuka honey if you want to get really authentic.
Milk - 3/4 cup
Egg - 1
Self-rising flour* - 1 cup
*you can make self-rising flour if you can't find it! (Combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon fine salt)
Sugar - 1 TB
Butter - to taste
Honey - to taste
Salt - pinch
1. Whisk milk and egg together.
2. Sift flour and sugar together into the bowl with a pinch of salt and whisk until smooth
3. Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium and put butter to your liking.
4. Flip and cook other side for 1 minute
5. Serve with butter and honey!
This recipe was influenced by Taste.
Want more recipes from Australia? Here's a couple pretty uniquely Australian vegetarian dishes.
Eggplant and mushroom pasta pot pie by Women's Weekly Food
Cheese and vegemite scrolls by Mandy