Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Apple & Oat Pikelets

I promised my youngest pikelets for lunch today but wanted to try something a little different than the usual flour, milk, eggs etc. I found this recipe over at and i thought we'd give it a go. 

My 2.5 year old gobbled them up (always a good sign) so i thought i would share the recipe as i made a few changes to the original.

2 x small apples (grated)
3 / 4 cup flour (i used a mixture of wholemeal self raising and rye flour)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 x tbspn brown sugar
2 x tspns olive oil
1 x egg
1/2 cup yoghurt
1/4 cup milk
1 x teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon
Oil to cook pikelets (i used rice bran)
Yoghurt, fruit etc to serve

Put apple, flour, oats and sugar into a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine oil, egg, yoghurt and milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract. 

Add the yoghurt mixture to the apple/oats mixture and fold through until combined.

Heat a small amount of oil in a pan and put tablespoons of mixture into the pan. Cook for 2 minutes then turn and cook the other side for 2 minutes.

Top with fresh or frozen fruit, yoghurt, honey - whatever you like :)


Dannii xx

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fabulous Fairy Bread

This is probably not the best post considering i have just started on a diet, but what is a fairy blog without some mention of fairy bread.

For those of you in Australia (and i think New Zealand), you will know that fairy bread is basic requirement at every child's birthday party.

For those who don't live down under, let me introduce you to this fun party food that is always devoured in about 2 seconds flat (usually by me).

Fairy bread is white bread, spread with  butter or margarine and then smothered in hundreds and thousands (of fairy poop as it's sometimes known).

It's usually cut into triangles but i have seen some very creative ways of displaying fairy bread on my fairy party journey.

I have been known to try and make fairy bread a tad healthier - we usually use the sprinkles with no artificial colouring, they are a little on the dull side but the kids still love them. Unfortunately, you can't really substitute on the white bread,it's just not the same. Oh, and it's always best to go for the really large sliced bread as you can get more out of each slice, especially when making shapes.

I have seen it made with nutella instead of butter, i personally haven't tried it but I'm a nutella junkie so it may be on the menu and my sons birthday party in October.  
So there you have it, ridiculously simple and guaranteed to please!! 

Faery Blessings

Dannii xx