Yellow pikelets

Yellow pikelets
Yellow pikelets Photo: Quentin Jones

When it comes to getting kids to eat, Julia Dance has a few tricks up her sleeve. This recipe makes yummy yellow pikelets that are fun for the kids to help make, and they will love to eat them too.


1 cup self-raising flour

Pinch salt

1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 tbsp sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 extra egg yolk, beaten

2/3 cup buttermilk

2 tbsp melted butter

2 tbsp cooked pumpkin, pureed


Sift dry ingredients. Add eggs, buttermilk, butter and pumpkin. Combine well with hand or electric beaters. Heat and grease a large frypan. Drop in one tablespoon of batter. Cook until bubbling on the top. Turn and cook the other side.