Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Delicious plain pikelets with a cinnamon applesauce. The sauce is a bit different because of the slicing of the apples. One or two pikelets makes a very nice dessert with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream! If using non hydrogenated margarine for the pancakes and sauce, such as Becel, use a little less because of the higher moisture content. Recipe altered from Apple & Pear Australia Ltd.
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar or 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 25 g margarine or 25 g unsalted butter, melted
- 2⁄3 cup skim milk
- 40 g margarine or 40 g butter
- 1⁄4 cup caster sugar or 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 braeburn apples, cut horizontally into 1/2 cm slices
- Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and stir in the sugar; Mix together the egg, melted butter and milk; Whisk into the flour mixture.
- Heat a greased frying pan and add 2 tablespoons of mixture into the pan for each pikelet; Cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface of the pikelet; Turn over and cook for another 30 seconds.
- Remove from pan and keep warm; Repeat with pikelet mixture.
- For the cinnamon apples: Melt the margarine in a small sauce pan. Add the sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice and stir until well combined; Add the slices of apple and simmer in the mixture until tender (about 4 minutes).
- Serve slices of apple on top of the pikelets and drizzle the sauce over.
- For a nice dessert, accompany with a spoonful of ice cream.
Couldn't wait to try this as a dessert - mum used to make pikelets (aka drop scones) topped with honey or jam for us after school as they're so easy and filling. The pikelets puffed up beautifully but weren't at all heavy like some can be. The sauce.....full points from DH who was skeptical. I served this with low-fat vanilla yoghurt and will certainly be making again, either as a combo or individually, as the sauce would also be good on waffles, pancakes, or even a slice of hot, fresh butter cake.
I scaled this recipe down to 2 servings (using a small egg) and a friend and I had them for dessert. Pikelets are what I know as pancakes. The cinnamon apples are an inspired topping and I added just the barest drizzle of maple syrup, too. (can never get too much of a good thing)
I actually prepared these for breakfast and they made a wonderful breakfast treat. I made them a little larger than the instructions called for, stacked them and topped them with the apples and sauce. Delicious!