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lemon on a blue plate

February 12, 2013

It’s Shrove Tuesday and I had a meeting to go to this evening which lasted for ages. lemon

I was prepared on the food front though in that I’d already made the pancake batter – well we don’t usually have pancakes as they are difficult to do on an Aga in the quantities that are needed, so it was pikelet batter. Pikelets are Welsh – small pancakes or drop scones. My mother used to make these on a bakestone heated on a gas ring, I cook them on the simmering plate, but they are simplicity itself however you cook them.

The batter is 5oz flour, 10 fl oz milk and an egg whisked together and left to rest for at least an hour. You can cook them in a pan – just drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a very hot, lightly greased pan and flip them over when they are covered in bubbles.

Pikelet mixture done, I searched for something to go on them. The lemons were sitting in a blue bowl in the kitchen and the colours were so perfect I got side tracked into drawing one in coloured pencil. Before I knew it the morning was over.

Arlo said “A proper mother would stay and make the pikelets and not just draw the lemon.”

Guess who’s ironing his own shirt tomorrow.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2013 10:43 pm

    Fabulous drawing. I love pikelets too

  2. February 12, 2013 11:27 pm

    I’d never heard of Pikelets, but they sound like they would be quite tasty. And, it is a beautiful drawing.

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