Heart-Shaped Pikelets With Homemade Condensed Milk

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Pikelet with homemade condensed milk

Pikelet with homemade condensed milk

Valentine’s Day is not here yet but I can start with some fun food early. I’ve just bought a heart-shaped silicon ring the other day to make heart-shaped pikelets for my family. It’s a great way to tell them that I love them. I actually enjoyed making them. Of course I get lots of hugs from everyone!

My family loves pikelets. And if you follow my blog, you probably can guess what I eat it with. Of course with my favourite homemade condensed milk!!! Oh…it was just so delicious. I put so much that it was dripping all over. Well, I had great fun licking it from my fingers. My children are not crazy like me over condensed milk. They love it with butter sprinkled with sugar over it. They don’t know what they miss…haha.

Click How To Make Condensed Milk if you want to learn how to make it yourself. It’s cheap, simple and taste superb. I made again the other day and I cut down on the milk powder to 3 cups so that it is more runny.

To me, pikelets are pancakes, just thicker. I was at a supermarket the other day and these pikelets were sold in small packets. Gosh….they are expensive! Come to think of it, the ingredients are actually so cheap.

Heart-shaped pikelets

Heart-shaped pikelets

These pikelets are easy to make but need patience. I don’t make them often because I’m not a patient cook. I like everything simple and quick. It has to be fun to keep me in the kitchen longer…haha. The heart-shaped silicon ring definitely helped! Here’s my simple recipe to share:

Ingredients
2C self-raising flour
1/2C sugar
1/2t baking soda
2 eggs (beaten)
1 & 1/2C milk
1t vinegar
40g butter (melted)

Combine eggs, milk, vinegar, sugar and butter in bowl and whisk. Then add the sieved flour and baking soda and mix well.

First piece

First piece

Heat up a frying pan. Use low fire. Add a little oil and scoop some batter into it. When bubbles appear on the surface, turn over and fry further until lightly browned on the bottom. The first piece is always not very nice.

batter in silicon ring

batter in silicon ring

For subsequent pieces, you don’t need to put any more oil and you should be able to get a very even, golden colour on one side. They are very delicious with butter, jam, peanut butter or condensed milk.

Do you make pikelets? What do you eat it with? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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Condensed milk recipes that you may be interested in:
Condensed Milk Maltesers Slice

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52 Comments

Sushma Mallya  on January 29th, 2010

Very pretty pikelets…looks delicious mary…

Divina  on January 29th, 2010

You’re in the mood already for Valentines’ Day. I should receive some of these. I can associate you with condensed milk now. :D I thought you were kimchi before and I’m avocado. hahaha

Mary  on January 29th, 2010

@Sushma Mallya - Thank you very much. Come and I’ll make for you too :)

@Divina - Me and my condensed milk :D I can’t think what to do for Valentine’s Day but at least I have come out with something simple and fun :P Oh, still love kimchi and avocado very much. I’m thinking of avocado ice cream but so cold to have it now. Wait til summer.

3hungrytummies  on January 29th, 2010

what can i say, something like this with homemade condensed milk will sure to steal anyone’s heart!

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on January 29th, 2010

HA! I now know what to make for my hubby on the V-day.

Drick  on January 29th, 2010

great idea and I bet delish with your condensed milk, so thick

Roti n Rice  on January 29th, 2010

Very nice and doubly sweet….good idea for Valentine’s Day.

The Kitchen Masochist  on January 29th, 2010

Wow, homemade condensed milk? I’m impressed.

My friends use condensed milk as a sandwhich spread. They spread it between 2 slices of white bread. I have to admit though, it’s a bit strange.

anncoo  on January 29th, 2010

Never had or made pikelets before. Look delicious.

Mary  on January 29th, 2010

@3hungrytummies - I must make more to steal more hearts then :D

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - A sure easy solution for Valentine’s Day :D I’m making this again.

@Drick - It’s only nice if it’s thick, gooey and dripping…sweet and fun to eat :P

@Roti n Rice - My Valentine’s Day problem’s solved :D This is what I’ll serve everyone at home..hehe

@The Kitchen Masochist - It’s very simple and easy to make. Oh, I spread condensed milk, thickly, on bread too. You should try. It tastes very, very good….mmmm….my favourite :P Great on crackers too. The list is endless.

@anncoo - They are soft and delicious. Give a try. They are really good. Fun to make too. I love to see those bubbles appearing. How weird huh :D

ravenouscouple  on January 29th, 2010

now that is showing some affection!

cheah  on January 29th, 2010

Never had these before. Looks like our apom balik. You should make thse for your hubby on Valentine’s day which is also CNY! Think the way you like condense milk, is the way I like kaya!

Elin  on January 29th, 2010

Ohh..this would be nice to serve on Valentine’s day for breakfast. Thanks for sharing this Mary :)

Mary  on January 29th, 2010

@ravenouscouple - Trying to be creative, yet simple :D

@cheah - Quite like apam balik. Yes, a good and easy one to serve everyone at home on Valentines’s Day :D Oooh, I love kaya too…but so much work to make it.

@Elin - Maybe can go for breakfast, lunch and dinner even, but with different topping :P

Janice  on January 29th, 2010

Those are perfect pancakes. In Scotland we call them pancakes or drop scones and yours have the perfect texture and colouring - prize winning, I would say! You really have a lot of patience to make your own condensed milk :o

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on January 29th, 2010

I’m impressed these stayed heart shaped as when I bought a silicon ring made for keeping fried eggs in circles the egg white seeped underneath them and made a mess but these look really tidy.

I think pikelets are one of those dishes that get called different things in different parts of the country. I remember a relative callling some crumpets pikelets but I think crumpets are the fat round ones and pikelets are thinner still with holes but as you say more like pancakes.

sunitha  on January 29th, 2010

Lovely pickelets.. confession is never made them quite this way but pancakes yes. Always love the pancakes with the standard store bought maple syrup

Debbie  on January 29th, 2010

What a gorgeous pancake…I was wondering how you had gotten that perfect heart shape!!!

penny aka jeroxie  on January 29th, 2010

What a sweet delight! I can feel the love ;)

Mimi  on January 29th, 2010

Pancakes with sweetened condensed milk, what a treat. My kids would love this.
Mimi

The Little Teochew  on January 29th, 2010

Oh fantastic! I didn’t even know we could make our own condensed milk! What a sweet, lovely treat for Valentine’s. :)

Faith  on January 29th, 2010

These are really lovely, Mary! I do make pikelets (we call them pancakes) but I’ve never had them with condensed milk…it sounds delicious!

Mary  on January 30th, 2010

@Janice - Thanks very much for your lovely compliment and for updating me with the Scottish term :) I didn’t even know that…poor me! The condensed milk is very easy to make. Give a try. It’s cheap to make too, and taste superb.

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Oh dear….may be the batter is thick here so it doesn’t seep out.I’ll have to try with eggs….heart-shaped eggs for Valentine’s Day :D I think I’ll always have problem with culinary terms. But it’s very interesting. I’m learning a lot here :D

@sunitha - I haven’t tried anything with maple syrup. I must give it a go. Bet it’s very delicious too.

@Debbie - By the silicon ring :D I had fun making them. So happy to see the lovely colour and neat shape

@penny aka jeroxie - Yes, love is in the air!! :D

@Mimi - I must make friends with your kids :D

@The Little Teochew - Thank you very much. Give a try at the condensed milk. It’s very simple and easy to make. I must have condensed milk for Valentine’s Day :D

@Faith - Thank you very much. Give a try. They are delicious. You can also spread with peanut butter and then drizzle condensed milk over it….yum :P

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on January 30th, 2010

So lovely are these heart-shaped pikelets! We also love to have pikelets with condensed milk, so “Hongkong-ish”, lol…
Hmm…your post reminds of Valentine‚Äôs Day coming soon. I should cook something in heart-shapes or sweet ^0^

pigpigscorner  on January 30th, 2010

aww that’s so cute! I want that silicon ring!

zurin  on January 30th, 2010

very beautiful pikelets Mary! theyre so smooth and evenly brown. gorgeous!

peachkins  on January 30th, 2010

I love pancakes with condensed milk..

kristy  on January 30th, 2010

Wah wah wah… already in the Valentine’s day mood! haha… Well, actually it is only 2 weeks away Ho!

Tasty Trix  on January 30th, 2010

These are the cutest, I love it!

Mary  on January 30th, 2010

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Must be an Asian thing. Here, I think I sound alien :D This one is easy for Valentine’s Day. You will have fun making them. Looks impressive too :P

@pigpigscorner - Thank you very much. I only have one , so can’t spare :(

@zurin - Thank you very much. A real test of my patience :D

@peachkins - You can join my condensed milk club :D

@kristy - That’s right, need to practise first :D

@Tasty Trix - Thank you very much. You can have one of them :P

Wendy  on January 30th, 2010

Mary… you star! That looks amazing!

Anna  on January 30th, 2010

I see you are in the valentines mojo already, My hubby would love this little hearts covered in condensed milk. Looks yummy. :-D

Kathy Gori  on January 30th, 2010

a great sweet treat for a valentine!! I’ve got something for you over at my blog.
http://www.thecolorsofindiancooking.com/2010/01/get-award-pass-it-forward.html

Reeni  on January 30th, 2010

How delicious these must be with condensed milk! And I love the hearts! So cute. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the term pikelet - I do make pancakes, and thick ones.

tigerfish  on January 31st, 2010

Pikelets is a new name I learn today :)

Mary  on January 31st, 2010

@Wendy - Thank you very much.

@Anna - Yeah…another condensed milk fan! You are going to get lots of hugs from him :D

@Kathy Gori - Thank you very much for the award. Appreciate that very much.

@Reeni - Pikelet is also a new term to me. We can just call it pancakes :D

@tigerfish - We can just call it pancakes :P

Viviane, Taste-Buds  on January 31st, 2010

Hello Mary,
The Taste-Buds think you earn the honesty award, you can check it out here: http://thetastebudz.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/the-honest-award-10-things-to-hate-about-us/

Simply Life  on January 31st, 2010

Oh those are adorable!

Mary  on January 31st, 2010

@Viviane, Taste-Buds - Awww…..so sweet of you. Thanks very much for the award. Appreciate it very, very much.

@Simply Life - Thank you very much.

Yum Yucky  on January 31st, 2010

Excuse me, but your blog is making me drool with hungry joy.

rebecca  on January 31st, 2010

oh wow love this can i have one?

Kathleen  on February 1st, 2010

Wow I never have heard of homemade condensed milk. Pretty cool. Love the heart shape ring!

Mary  on February 1st, 2010

@Yum Yucky - Thank you very much. Give a try at some recipes. Most are very simple and easy.

@rebecca - Of course you can! But you have to be my neighbour :P

@Kathleen - Thank you very much. The condensed milk is very easy to make at home. Give it a try.

Fig and Cherry  on February 1st, 2010

Yummy! Such a perfect heart shape, I need to get myself one of those silicon rings!

radha  on February 1st, 2010

since back from vacouver on JAN i am making these pancakes sooo often! of course with maple syrup on top but condensed milk sounds just great as well! want to try to home make it soon as u did~

Mary  on February 1st, 2010

@Fig and Cherry - Hope you get one soon and have fun making these and sharing love around :D

@Radha - I’ll have to try with maple syrup. Sounds delicious….yum.

Malou@IMPROMPTU  on February 1st, 2010

I should get those silicon rings… it’s setting the mood for the season… yeah it’s heart’s day soon. Another light bulb idea Mary!

Mary  on February 1st, 2010

@Malou@IMPROMPTU - True, must make a lot of heart shaped food for the big day. LOVE will be flying all over the place :D

Thas  on February 2nd, 2010

Mary, this is so creative and I should also get the heart shaped cookie cutter, pans etc to make some valentines day special dishes and to surprise my hubby, lol

Mary  on February 3rd, 2010

@Thas - Yes, you should :P I think I’ll make a heart-shaped omelet for my hubby too, and heart-shaped rice too :D

joylicious  on February 5th, 2010

HAHA these are SO CUTE!!! I love that they are called “pikelets” almost sounds like “piglet” which is exactly what I would be while eating these. :) Yummy Mary!!

Mary  on February 5th, 2010

@Joylicious - You are very naughty :D Remember to make these or something heart shaped for your darling on Valentine’s Day :)

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