Breakfast

Pikelet Fruit Skewers

School Holidays are such fun for us, a break from the hussle and bussle and getting up with the sparrows and flying out the door.  Baby Fox isn’t a big fan of bread, not toast, not sandwiches…. aaaand combined with that she won’t drink milk by itself so cereal is out for us!  School days its often premade pikelets, berries & yoghurt,  a crossiant or a slice of my homemade banana bread. If we’re in a super hurry is a fresh banana on the go!Pikelet Fruit Kebabs

Therefore we love in school holiday time to crack open the pancakes, waffles and cooked breakfasts and sit down to enjoy.  Here we have our latest favourite, Little Fox scoffed down 9 pikelets on this morning.

Pikelet Fruit Skewers
Ingredients
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter – melted
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Plain Flour
2 tsp (or 1/2 tbsp) of Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Bi-carb Soda
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Cup Milk

Pikelet Kebabs ingredients 1

Method
1. In a large bowl add your egg with brown sugar and whisk them together.
2. Then melt butter, 25 seconds in microwave on high.
3. Add the butter to your mix and stir thoroughly.
4. Next add your vanilla and stir through along with your dry ingredients of flour, baking powder and bi-carb soda with half the milk at a time.
5. Finally put in your cinnamon and stir your batter until smooth without lumps.
6. Heat your fry pan, I do not grease the pan, I use non stick tefal as I feel the butter burns in the pan and takes away the taste.
7. Using a soup diner spoon or a tablespoon I add 5 seperate  spoonfuls around the pan, and leave to cook for about 3-4 minutes, the first upper side with slightly bubble to show they are cooked, peek then flip and cook for 3-4 minutes on the 2nd side.
8. Once all pikelets are cooked then you can arrange them onto your skewers with fruit of your choice.  We chose sliced bananas, rapsberries, strawberries and blueberries.
9. Serve drizzled with maple syrup.
Made 18-20 mini pikelets.

Fruit layout

Sweet Treats

Lamington Slice

Lamington SliceWith Australia Day just around the corner we always like to come up with an Aussie traditional dessert as such.  Often putting a slight twist on it.

So we have taken the ever loving Lamington, which traditionally is a sponge or butter cake, raspberry jam centre layer and covered in a dark chocolate glaze and coated in coconut.  I think the taste is pure delight.

Here we have a version we have made in a slice.  A butter cake with fresh raspberries stirred through it, covered in a dark chocolate frosting glaze and the coconut dusted on top.

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Lamington Slice
Ingredients
125g Butter – soft
1 Cup Castor Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Lamington slice 23 Eggs
1/2 Cup Self Raising Flour
1 Cup Plain Flour
Juice of half a Lemon
1 tsp Lemon Rind
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Fresh Raspberries

Method
1. Preheat the oven at 180’C degrees.
2. Place Butter and Sugar in mixer and mix on medium until the sugar is dissolved and the mix is fluffy, add one egg at a time, mix through with vanilla.
3. Add the flour half of each at a time.
4. Add in the Lemon juice and rind.
5. Pour in the milk in 2 parts and mix in thoroughly.
6. Take the bowl off the mixer and manually stir through the raspberries, breaking them up slightly but not changing the colour of the cake mix.
7. Pour the mixture into a prepared Lamington Tin.
8. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 mins.

Chocolate Frosting
Ingredients
150g Dark Cooking Chocolate
2 Tbsp Butter
2/3 Cup Icing Sugar
1/4 Cup Cocoa
2 Tbsp Cream
Dessicated Coconut

Method
1. Place Chocolate and Butter in a microwavable bowl and put in for 30 seconds on high.
2. Remove and stir until the chocolate has fully melted into the butter, mix well.
3. Next stir in half the icing sugar.
4. Micorwave cream for 20 seconds, stir this in gradually to avoid it seizing the chocolate (ensure it heated)
5. Stir in the other half of the icing sugar.
6. Spread over the cake slice.
7. Dust with a thick layer of dessicated coconut, you may need to do twice if first coat melts in.
8. Leave to set and then slice into square and service. Cuts into 12-15 squares.