Ok, ok, ok…I’m a little obsessed with doilies at the moment. This is the last post on doilies for a little bit…I promise. I do have some Christmas crafts coming up using lace doilies so start getting together a stash if you haven’t already.
Would you like to learn how to make these little delicate lace pancakes?
They are too easy.
Ok, here’s the recipe for pikelets. I used a pikelet recipe as they are a little thicker in consistency and is much easier to work with. My recipe is a very old one that I have been using for years, it comes from The Commensense Cookery Book. Remember those? Mine is a very old and well used copy.
How to make Lace Doily pancakes.
You will need a piping bag with a not too small, not too big nozzle. I used nozzle size 3.
1 cup self-raising flour (Ithink in the States it’s called Cake flour??? It’s the one with baking powder in it)
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup sour milk (you can make this by adding 1 tsp of lemon juice or vinegar to the milk)
2 tabs sugar
2 tsp melted butter
1. Sift flour, salt and soda
2. Place egg, milk, sugar and butter in centre of flour
3. Beat until smooth and a thick puring consistency. You may need to add a little more milk, but take it slowly. You want to mixture to flow easily through the nozzle, but you don’t want it too pour out too quickly either.
4. Heat your frypan with a little butter. You will need it on low, as they are so delicate and light it will burn before you have finished
5. Whilst you are waiting for your fry pan to heat up, attach your nozzle to your piping bag and spoon your mixture into the bag.
6. Ok, you’re ready to pipe away. Start by piping the outside shape first. I did either a circle or a heart shape. When this is done, pipe swirls and loops inside the shape. You can add a solid centre, you can add spots to the outside. Whatever you do, it’s endless, just make sure everything touches.
7. When finished your pattern, wait for bubbles to appear and then flip it over carefully using a spatula.
8. TA DA! A lace doily pancake. Keep going until you’ve made enough. You can make them all the same each time, your change your pattern.