Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Monday, Week 3 - Pikelets with Strawberries

Today just after I arrived, I spent some time staking the tomatoes with a couple of boys.  We got the stakes, some string and some scissors and tied the tomatoes up as they had been drooping for a bit.  They look much better now.  I can't wait to use them in a recipe!

In the kitchen, we made pikelets topped with fresh strawberries.  I was so involved in the process I hardly took any photographs, but never mind. A couple of the children cut up the strawberries and the other two made a batch of the pikelet mix.  We made five batches of the stuff so everyone had a go at making them.

Pikelet Mix - Makes A Lot!

1 cup flour
3/4 cup soy milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 tablespoon sugar
low calorie oil spray for the pan

Put everything a bowl and whisk it together.  It should be fairly thick-ish in consistency.
Drop a tablespoon of the mix into a hot frying pan sprayed with oil.  The pan needs to be hot before you start.

Once they were done, we put them in a tray in the oven.  The oven was on its lowest setting to keep them warm.  Once we had made about 100, we served them with strawberries on top.  I'm pretty sure everyone loved them.  Just as the last kid in the queue started to eat his up, I remembered that I hadn't taken any photos of the finished product, so here is a photo of what was left of his.

Today we also boiled and mashed some potatoes and kumaras in preparation for the potato cakes we will be making tomorrow.

Strawberries are a great topping for pikelets or bigger pancakes as they are a healthy superfood, sweet and juicy so you feel like they're loaded with the unhealthy stuff: syrup and sugar, even though they're not.  Strawberries contain lots of vitamin C and folate - an important B vitamin.

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