Thursday, May 31, 2012

My husbands music, chocolate pikelets and a local business!

My husbands music, chocolate pikelets and a local business!

It's friday morning and I have the house to myself. This means listening to whatever music I wish! And iv'e picked my husbands music he has just finished recording. This is not because I miss him desperatly and needed to hear his voice, its because I actually really like his songs! I'm not going to start writing a review on him to hopefully get you to buy a cd, but I will put up the links to his albums. One of them was made quite professionally over a few years, getting it recorded and mastered with other peoples help and the other recorded in our hallway,by pete himself over a few days. If you have a moment, have a listen to the albums as its not typical radio music, its supporting a local handmade project and my husband just wants people to hear what makes him so happy!!

Speaking of supporting local and handmade, I recently came across a friend from school's little business page! Its called Dotti Ant. She makes unique, hand made childrens clothing and accessories. Her stuff is pretty darn cute and iv'e already mentioned our little boy coming along, so i'm excited to see what she makes so I can buy something that helps her and is one of a kind! I encourage you to have a look and support little businesses like this, rather than buying from big companies! You can find her website here!

And to finish this post off, a VERY easy recipe for chocolate pikelets that I made recently. You can have these ready at any time as they are super quick to make and soooo yummy!
The original recipe comes from one of my favourite cookbooks, Cookery the Australian Way, written by Shirley Cameron and Suzanne Russel. Ive had it since year 7 as it was a text book needed in our cooking class.

I have changed the recipe a little as I wanted to use spelt flour and chocolate. You can leave the chocolate out and have plain pikelets, yummy with jam and cream or cheese or you can throw into the mixture any fruit or flavourings you wish! This is what you will need:

I cup spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup milk
100gm fair trade chopped chocolate

First, chop your chocolate into little chuncks.

In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, milk and egg and add the chocolate. Mix well.
Heat some butter or coconut oil in a fry pan, and drop tablespoons of mixture into the oil.

When holes start to appear and the pikelets can move, flip over and fry the other side. Once golden on both sides, place on a plate. I recommend eating these soon after they are made as the warm chocolate is sooo good!

So Ive just sorted out your day for you! Eat a batch of freshly made pikelets while listening to some of my husbands music as you browse Dotti Ants website for a little retail therapy!



  1. Yum. I want some of those pikelets.
    And that store looks good. Is it pricey?
    love sam

  2. can i come over for pikelets? xx