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Afternoon tea series

Posted by pauaprincess on May 3, 2007

Afternoon tea is traditionally held around 2pmish here in NZ, it usually involves sandwiches, scones, pikelets, cake etc.  A light snack and a tradition passed down from our English forebears.  These days we tend to call our work breaks morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Pikelets with a variety of toppings

Pikelets:

Pikelets are something like hotcakes or pancakes.  Made ahead of time and served cold with jam/jelly and cream.  Pikelet batter is thicker than pancake batter.

This recipe is from the Edmonds cookbook, a staple of the NZ home since 1907.
 Ingredients: 

1 cup of plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 egg
¼ cup of sugar
¾ cup of milk approx
Method: Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
In another bowl, beat egg and sugar until thick.
Add with milk to the sifted ingredients, mix until smooth.
Cook tablespoonsful of the mixture on a hot greased griddle or frying pan.
Turn pikelets over when the bubbles have begun to burst on the top surface.
Cook until golden, Makes 8-10
Pikelets are delicious hot or cold with butter, jam and whipped cream.
 

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One Response to “Afternoon tea series”

  1. lisahicks said

    yummmy…makes me want to have a piece with my teacuppa.com keemun black tea.

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