Pikelets with Cinnamon Apple Slices

Pikelets with Cinnamon Apple Slices

Serves 4

1 cup self-raising flour
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
25g unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon sunflower or vegetable oil

For the Cinnamon Apples:
50g unsalted butter
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 green apples, cut horizontally into 5mm slices

1. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and stir in the caster sugar. Mix together the egg, melted butter and milk. Whisk into the flour mixture.

2. Heat a non stick frying pan and add half the oil and swirl around. Add tablespoons of mixture into the pan. Cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface of the pikelet. Turn over and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from pan and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining oil and pikelet mixture.

3. For the cinnamon apples: Melt the butter in the same frying pan. Add the sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice and stir until well combined. Add the slices of apple and simmer in the mixture until tender (about 4 minutes).

4. Serve slices of apple on top of the pikelets and drizzle over the cooking juices. Accompany with a spoon of yoghurt, cream or ice cream.

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