Early Scottish immigrants added baking powder to their traditional drop scones, and the result - pikelets - have become a New Zealand legend. Anne's preference is to replace the baking powder with cream of tartar and baking soda.
Cooking Time around 5 mins; makes about 20 Pikelets.
One large cup of plain flour
Two tablespoons of sugar
Half a teaspoon of baking soda
One teaspoon of cream of tarter
Half to three quarters of a cup of milk or thereabouts!
Two to three tablespoons of melted butter!
Sift the the dry ingredients together, add the egg and then mix in the milk until you have a smooth batter, which should have the consistency of thickish cream. Do not over-beat. Gently stir in approximately a tablespoon of the melted butter! Do not beat after this stage. Leave to stand for 30 minutes if possible, although this is not essential.
Melt a little of the remaining butter in a frying pan and spoon dollops of batter mixture in to the pan and brown lightly on both sides. Four in the pan at any one time is easier to manage! The first side of the pikelet is cooked when the bubbles on the uncooked upper surface begin to burst. Flip the pikelet & cook the second side.
Keep covered with a clean tea towel (they will steam a little!) until ready to prepare with, traditionally, raspberry jam & whipped cream! Best eaten while warm!
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Jessica, New Zealand
Amazing! This property was absolutely perfect for our Wanaka stay. It had great facilities and super helpful & friendly staff. I will definitely stay here when I come back.
We enjoyed our stay. The location was great. It was lovely, warm & very clean. The managers were very helpful.
Alan, New Zealand
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities Lovely room and a short walk into the heart of Wanaka. The hosts went out of their way to make themselves known and give us a warm welcome. Very appreciated.
Liked: Cleanliness. Quiet, comfortable, cozy and private accommodation. Kitchen area with outdoor decking. Lounge area with fire. This was a great place to stay, walking distance to town and the lake.
Very comfortable and only a short walk to restaurants and bars. Loved the open fire in the lounge room and king sized bed in bedroom.
Sharyn, New Zealand
Welcome platter was beautiful and much appreciated. Beds are comfy and the fire cosy. Town is walking distance and the spa was hot. Great for our group of 5 couples. Managers could not have been nicer.
Kay, New Zealand
Had a relaxing enjoyable stay. The location was great, easy walk in to town. Loved the spa.
Brian, New Zealand
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Jackie, New Zealand
Highly Recommended Spot!. A bright, modern, well equipped facility. Clean spacious room - very comfy and quiet. We received a warm welcome on arrival.
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