Pikelets With Berries

READY IN: 13mins




  • Sift the flour into a mixing bowl, add the butter and rub into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and the milk, then add the egg-milk mixture to the flour-butter-breadcrumb mixture.
  • Then stir in the caster sugar and mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth batter.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan and drop in spoonfuls of the batter, spacing them well apart.
  • Cook the pikelets until the surface starts to bubble, then flip them over with a spatula or egg-slide and cook the other side, for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove the pikelets, transfer them to a plate and keep them warm. The batter should make about 8 pikelets in total.
  • Once all the pikelets have been made, wipe the pan.
  • Mix together the orange juice and arrowroot.
  • Heat the orange juice and demerara sugar in the pan, stir in the orange juice mixture, add the berries and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
  • Whip the cream into soft peaks, divide the pikelets between 4 serving plates, top with spoonfuls of whipped cream and fruit and serve.