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Friday, August 10, 2007

Rain Down Under

It's raining. Were on day #2 now of the rain and the computer has been in full force. Emails, video, music, you name it I'm doing it. I have been spending my time immersed in other activities such as crumpet taste testing. We went to the store and there was a sale on crumpets. Either you can get Pams Crumpets for 99 cents or Golden Crumpets for $1.70. After a close inspection I thought Pams were the Crumpets of choice, but Schlopy didn't agree with me. This called for a taste test and low and behold who was right ME!!!!! They tasted the same, so we loaded up. this is my new favorite food! For some reason we cant get them in the United States? (I'm telling you Mom, you should look into importing these!) I also found a recipe for them on the Internet. These are called picklets, which is a certain type of crumpet.

Pikelets Recipe
Pikelets or Scottish Pancakes are a small and sweet pancake best served warm with melted butter or cold with jam and whipped cream. Or pretty much anything else you desire.

* 200 grams / 7 oz of flour
* 1 teaspoon of baking powder
* 1 egg
* A pinch of salt
* 4 tablespoons of white sugar
* 210 ml / 7 fluid oz of milk
* 30 grams / 11⁄2 oz of butter

In a medium sized bowl whisk together the egg, milk, sugar and salt. In a large bowl sift the flour and baking powder. Melt the butter. Pour the egg mixture and butter into the flour and stir quickly until the dry ingredients are moist and smooth with no lumps. Taking care not to over mix the batter. Heat a greased griddle or frying pan, and drop dessertspoons of mixture from the tip of the spoon onto the pan. Cook over a medium heat - too little heat gives heavy and pale pikelets, too much heat is likely to burn. Turn the pikelets as soon as bubbles appear. The pikelets should be golden on both sides.


Our Crumpet Stash

Here's a little comedy in the grocery store. Only in New Zealand.