So I spent a LOT of time steaming my head, by which I mean inhaling hot steam to soothe and decongest all the stuffiness. I alternated steam with a few drops of decongestant oil blend and dried chamomile flowers, and it seemed to do the trick.
And never one to turn down a multitasking opportunity, I made sesame pikelets at the same time, steaming away whilst each pikelet was cooking, then stopping to come up for air and flip them over.
Sesame Pikelets (Makes 8-12 depending on size)
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour
- 1 cup sesame milk (you could also use soya or real milk)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp raw cane sugar
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1 heaped tbsp sesame seeds
- pinch of salt
Whisk all the ingredients together until well combined.
You can go for the sift dry ingredients, make a well add wet and gradually mix in the edges approach if you want, or the chuck it all in and beat it like crazy approach which I went for.
Heat a small non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and grease with a little melted margarine or oil, then cook small ladlefuls for about 2-3 minutes, before flipping over and cooking the other side for another 2.
Allow to cool wrapped in a tea towel.
I made one into a bear for Mini-M. Isn't it odd how eating the facial features of an animal doesn't seem to phase little kids one bit, but when you think about it is fairly sinister!
There was some serious deliberation involved over order - you could see her mentally ranking the fruit... a tough call since strawberry, grapes and apricots are all favourites - I'm a cruel parent creating such dilemmas!!!