Tea in a Teapot

Today is Sunday! Time to relax, refresh and prepare for the week ahead. This morning is time to bring out the teapot and enjoy a cup of tea.

tea

This tea cosy was one of the first projects I made when learning to crochet! My pile of pikelets was at least three times the size but, with a family of six, I’m surprised there are still some on the plate. I love this pikelet recipe! It’s been a go-to since the kids were little. I usually double or triple the recipe just to make sure there is enough for everyone and I always hold onto the hope that there might be some left for afternoon tea. A slather of butter on top…OM NOM NOM! I know it’s not crochet related but we need energy to crochet right?

The recipe comes from “Babies and Toddlers Good Food” an Australian Women’s Weekly cookbook from 1999.

Pikelets

1 cup (150g) self-raising flour

2 tablespoons caster sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

3/4 cup (180ml) milk, approx.

Combine sifted flour and sugar in bowl; gradually whisk in egg and enough milk to make a thick, smooth batter. Drop spoonful’s onto greased frying pan and cook till bubbles begin to appear. Flip and cook till browned on the other side.

Now, we spread ours in butter and/or with jam or honey or even drizzled with maple syrup! Dare I say some Nutella? They’ll keep in a container for a couple of days but that never seems to happen around here!

I’m pattern writing today (as soon as my last cup of tea is done!). I’m up to about take 4…maybe 5…I’m not sure! But I think I’ve finally got it coming together how I want. Today will no doubt be 2 steps forward, 3 rounds frogged but I’ll keep at it!
Happy crocheting!

♥ Neen

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