Lesson for Saturday 28th November – Making and Eating Christmas Food!

We had lots of fun in the kitchen at St Thomas’ on Saturday, making small pancakes called Pikelets. We hoped to make some nice Christmas food in the kitchen, but I practised at home, cooking the items in the photos, and found that they would take too long to make in class.  I did make 18 yummy mini-Christmas Puddings though and brouught them to class to share with everyone for morning tea – see the Second Photo.

We made the pikelets /paIklts/ using this recipe:

Pikelet Recipe

Vocabulary:  electric frying pan, sift, mix, sugar, bowl, sieve, pour, whisk, wooden spoon, tablespoon, tea-spoon, milk, flour, self-raising, cup


  • electric frying pan
  • large bowl
  • tablespoon,  teaspoon, wooden mixing spoon
  • whisk
  • sieve

Ingredients  (for about 16 Pikelets):

  • 1 egg
  • 1 – 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1.5 cups of self-raising Flour

Procedure :

  1. Turn frying pan on, to preheat to ‘High’ (about  on the dial saying 1 to 10).
  2. Sift (with Sieve) the flour into a large bowl (to remove lumps).
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Break the egg carefully into the flour, avoiding the introduction of egg-shell.  Mix a little bit with the wooden spoon.
  5. Add 1cup of milk and start to mix the ingredients with the whisk (beater) or electric blender.
  6. Add enough milk while mixing to enable the mixture to be poured into the frying pan in small amounts.
  7. Pour tea-spoon-sized dollops of mixture onto the hot frying pan.The dollops will settle into small pancakes which we call pikelets.
  8. As the pikelets cook bubbles will appear in the mixture.  When bubbles appear all over each pikelet turn it over with a ‘flipper’ and cook for another couple of minutes.  Check for a light brown colour.
  9. Put the pikelets on a plate to cool.
  10. Repeat for the rest of the ingredients.
  11. Add butter and jam for yummy presentation.



Food to Make and Eat - Yum!

Food to Make and Eat - Yum!