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Pesto and Kale (PK) Pikelets



20 portion(s)

From the Garden

  • 20 Nasturtium flowers, fresh and unblemished
  • 80 g kale leaves
  • 30 g Butter
  • 220 g Self Raising Flour
  • 200 g Buttermilk or Milk
  • 80 g Basil Pesto
  • 80 g mayonnaise
  • 2 eggs
  • 2.5 g salt

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place butter into mixing bowl and melt 30 sec/50c/speed 4.

    Add self raising flour, buttermilk, eggs, and salt, mix 30 sec/speed 5.

    Add kale blend 30sec/speed 5.

    Add mayonnaise and pesto blend 20sec/speed 5.

    Pour 4 pikelets into a hot non-stick frying pan.  Prepare the nastursiums flowers by holding the centre of the flower between pointer finger and thumb and flatten the flower.  Just before bubbles are about to appear on the surface of each pikelet position a flower on each pikelet and gently press the petals into the mixture and then flip each one and cook until light brown.  Transfer to a cooking rack to cool whilst continuing to cook the remainder of the pikelets.




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These pikelets were a hit when my children were young, I called them affectionately "green pancakes" (initially my children did not know that the mixture contained green vegetables).  They loved collecting the flowers from our garden and the visual presence of a bright orange or yellow flower in the pikelet.  

Kale can of course, be substituted for any other leafy green vegetable or herb, as can be any edible flower to add an unexpected and healthy twist to the traditional pikelet.  If cooking the pikelets in the morning on a school day - a few pikelets make a fabulous warm breakfast treat with maple syrup and the remainder packed into school lunchboxes.


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  • These look amazing! I make

    Submitted by Stone Soup on 3. May 2014 - 13:48.

    These look amazing!

    I make zucchini pancakes and my little one loves them but this is taking it to a Dr Seus level of green and goodness. I just have to make these, but we are GAPS/Paleo so I'll sub the flour for soemthing grain free. Love the idea of using Mayo as you may not always have eggs on hand. 

    I'm guessing they would be great savoury or sweet? Say with a slice of tomato and cheddar and grilled to melt the cheese... getting hungry now! Makes me think I better just make a double or tripple batch so there are leftovers to play with!

    Do you mind if I post a Paleo version of your lovely piklets? For those that may be gluten or grain free.  

    Thanks for such healthy inspiration. 


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