Breakfast Pikelets With Berry Compote

A quick and easy breakfast option, Pikelets are perfect for Australia day celebrations. The funny thing is, we’ve been making them for years, but in South Africa we knew them as flapjacks, and in the UK we know them as crumpets – though my husband and I have an ongoing debate as to what exactly makes a crumpet… it’s one of those things that we’ll simply never agree on. 
Thermomix® Pikelets

The compote here can be made from any berries or fruit, but using frozen fruit means you shouldn’t need to add water, while using fresh fruit might require a little bit of added water. There aren’t specific instructions here because it’s quite a forgiving way of making fruit. Just be mindful that fresh berries will need less time to stew than frozen will, and that your fruit and the age of your fruit will determine the sweetness. Don’t be afraid to taste test.

Thermomix® Pikelets with Berry Compote


Breakfast Pikelets With Berry Compote
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We call them crumpets in the UK, flapjacks in SA and pancakes in the US, but in Australia they're pikelets and they're a perfect Australia day breakfast.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 20
  • 320g (2 cups) flour
  • 125g (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 370g (1.5 cups) milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • handful of berries
  • squirt of lemon juice
  • teaspoon of sugar
  • optional two spoons icing sugar
  1. Put a frying pan on medium heat. Add ingredients to the Thermomix® bowl, and mix until a smooth consistency is reached, approx 20 seconds/ speed 3.
  2. Make sure there are no lumps.
  3. Whether you add butter or oil to your pan here depends on your pan. Oil if needed.
  4. Spoon a tablespoon at a time into a hot frying pan, until it cooks through - you'll know by the bubbles forming on top. Flip the pikelets - crumpets, or pancakes, whatever you call them! - over to the other side so that they'll cook there too.
  5. Continue on till all the batter is finished.
  6. While you're frying the pikelets, make the berry compote.
  7. The details here are a little sketchy. I had a few left over bits of frozen strawberry in a bag, and squirted some lemon juice with a teaspoon of sugar into a pan on low heat, leaving it to simmer till it was thick, about 10 minutes. You can add extra sugar/icing sugar if you want it sweeter too.
  8. Pour over the pikelets and enjoy.


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