pikelet


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pikelet

(ˈpaɪklɪt)
n
(Cookery) a dialect word for a crumpet1
[C18: from Welsh bara pyglyd pitchy bread]
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As well as Sourdough Crumpets, Village Bakery has worked with Waitrose to develop a bespoke Buttermilk Pikelet and an All-butter Welsh Cake.
For Sando, surfing has become a way to commune with nature, and Pikelet and Loonie quickly become his disciples, testing their limits at every turn.
In Breath the boys Pikelet and Loonie spend their days as boy surfers in quest of the dangerous "flickering" moments riding giant waves that will both define and deform the rest of their lives (Winton, Breath 95).
uk, the website of a Welsh family bakery, says: "The pikelet is believed to be of Welsh origin where it was known as 'barapiglydd,' later anglicised as pikelet.
A pikelet is what people in the West Midlands call a crumpet - a small, thick pancake with holes in the top, usually toasted and eaten with butter.
Occasionally a salt seller came with blocks of salt, the pikelet man came only in winter and always rang his hand bell, and once or twice a week the rag and bone man would wheel his battered old pram down the street looking for old jam jars, rags, rabbit skins or any old junk.
Unlike a crumpet, the pikelet is not put in a ring when cooked on a griddle.
Others of less note but still of interest are William Worley Chapman, a muffin and pikelet maker at 81 Gosford Street; Arthur Davies, a marine store dealer in Palmer Lane, whose shop may or may not have been by the river; and Miss Agatha Dyke, of 21 Hill Street, a feather dresser.
The term "buzz" is really no more reassuring, reminiscent as it is of the shock you get when you try to dislodge a piece of pikelet from a dilapidated toaster with a metal knife.
Human rights for most people is something on a card that falls out of your magazine subscription to Crumpet and Pikelet Toasters Monthly.
But when his father fell ill, Walter left the army to help with his parents' business, a pikelet (muffin) shop, which was on Union Street, Middlesbrough.