Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Huckleberry Pikelets

As you might have read, I have an abundance of huckleberries kicking around my freezer and I'm looking for new and interesting things to do with them. I came across a post by Bellini Valli of More Than Burnt Toast, a fellow BC foodblogger, featuring blueberry pikelets, and my interest was piqued. I had all the ingredients on hand, so I went down and made them immediately.

For an explanation on pikelets, you can read Bellini Valli's information about this treat here. I also found an interesting article on pikelets here, baking up Bellini's assertion that there are a lot of contradictions around these things. The Hub UK site has a recipe for pikelets that uses yeast, and this seems far more crumpet-like to me than the recipe I used. I grew up in a pretty British household, but had never heard of pikelets before; I must ask my dad if he remembers them.

The pikelet batter I used, got from Bellini's site here, was very much like a pancake batter, though slightly thicker. Initially, I didn't use rings because I didn' think they would be necessary, but I had a bit of a disaster with my first batch that made me rethink that strategy. I then unpacked my English muffin rings, buttered them well, and had far better results.

These are, essentially, a thick pancake. They were wonderful! Not terribly exciting or exotic, as the name might suggest, but they were certainly yummy. Thanks Bellini Valli!

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14 comments:

Coleen's Recipes said...

Oh my goodness, these look fantastic!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those pikelets are so tempting! A delightful treat that reminds me of Welsh cakes....

Cheers,

Rosa

Donna-FFW said...

Ive never heard of these before.. they sound yummy.

Palidor said...

They look wonderful! So nice and fluffy. Some butter and maple syrup and you'd be all set!

A Year on the Grill said...

so, that's what they are called. My Grammy has made those for years. I never got the recipe. I am going to pass these along to my brothers.

Nice post

Finsmom said...

I so wish we could get huckleberries around here!!!

Elra said...

Delicious and fluffy pancake, my favorite.

Bob said...

Oooo, thick pancakes ftw! I've never heard of these, they look fantastic. :)

Cathy said...

These look interesting - I bet my hubby would love them.

Pierce said...

You have English Muffin rings? That is so cool. I am huge fan of pancakes and these remind em of them...looking good, Coyote!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

They look like yummy treat with your huckleberries! Almost cake-like.

Helene said...

I've never heard of pikelet but this looks so good.

Bunny said...

Yes I saw Vals post about them and was curious too! I'm glad you made them they look absolutely delicious!

girlichef said...

These intrigued me, too...I haven't made them yet, but of course now I want to even more! Look delish.

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