Friday, 22 June 2012

Chocolate cherry pikelets

Not sure if anyone is actually interested in my "creative process" but these pikelets were a pretty good illustration of how it works.

It nearly always starts in bed, between sleeping and properly waking, where I decide the important things like what I am going to wear and what I am going to eat. A typical internal dialogue (can't call it a monologue - there usually are at least two voices involved...) goes very much like this:

A1: What do you want for breakfast?

A2: Eggs benedict

A1: Don't be ridiculous - we have no ham, no muffins and I'm not making bloody hollandaise.

A2: What about Laura's ginger crunch pikelets? They were good and there's still some crystallised ginger from Christmas. Plus, whipped butter, yum!

A1: Mmmm good idea, yes.

A2:... oh arse, used the last of the golden syrup in the chocolate fudge ripple.

A1: But I want pikelets now! What else can go in pikelets?

A2: There are those cherries in the fridge?

A1: Those are for a granita.

A2: Not enough space in the freezer for making granita.

A1: Oh all right. There's some of the chocolate fudge ripple left that can go in too.

A2: It's a plan. Coffee?

Oaty batter, fresh cherries and chocolate fudge sauce 


Spoonfuls of the batter (about half oats, half self-raising flour, eggs and milk until runny) went into a pan of foaming butter. 3 halves of fresh cherry and a spoonful of chocolate fudge sauce went onto that, then another spoonful of batter over the top to encase the filling. They needed to cook a bit slower than a regular pancake to make sure they cooked through properly. They were good, but not chocolatey enough. Should have put some cocoa powder in the pikelets themselves! Which I now see from the ginger crunch pikelets post, I was planning to do anyway.

Garnish with more cherries and possibly some chocolate shavings


leaf (the indolent cook) said...

It's a very logical thinking process! And can be quite enjoyable to make do with what you have.

Suelle said...

Wow - these look amazing! What a wonderful flavour combination.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Leaf - I do like playing with leftovers!

Suelle - moderately healthy too.

Rebecca said...

Ha! You made me laugh at you internal dialouge - just love it!!! I do the same - what mad women we are. The pikelets looks gorgeous by the way. Becks xxx

Caroline said...

Love your creative thought process! Mine usually encompasses questions such as 'what is already in the cupboard/fridge/freezer', 'what can I be bothered to make' and 'how late will it be by the time I end up eating...'. Those pikelets look and sound amazing!

Simona Carini said...

That's some breakfast! Love the inner dialog.

Deb in Hawaii said...

We have a similar thought process--although sometimes I talk about it with Max--who isn't at all helpful...

These look fabulous--you can't argue with the cherry and chocolate combo.

mscrankypants said...

I like your internal dialogue, and the thought of even more chocolate in the pikelets.


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