Pancake Day Pikelets & #DomesticServitude: A #DomesticGoddess Mix 

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Since today is Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday and the more exciting name of Fat Tuesday, I thought I’d show my domestic side and share a Pikelet recipe with you, that I made for today’s lunch. And if you are interested in domestic servitude, why not put this in your planner, (you haven’t got one? Start one right away!) as it makes around 25 small pikelets, which can last for a couple of days in an airtight container in the fridge. Great for snacks and very British high teas…

What are Pikelets? 

Essentially pikelets are smaller, thinner versions of the English crumpet; a regional variation whose name derives from the Welsh bara piglydd or “pitchy [i.e. dark or sticky] bread”.  (Sounds gross when put like that). The word spread initially to the West Midlands, where it became anglicised as “pikelet”, and subsequently to Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and other areas of north England.

The main difference between the Welsh or West Midlands pikelet is that it contains no yeast as a raising agent, and was traditionally cooked without a ring, making them flatter and smaller than crumpets.

The original recipe is half the ingredients, but I double this and “batch cook”, so I have more left over after we’ve eaten.  I also use rice milk instead, as I have a lactose intolerance, works out just as good.

Ingredients:

1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
1 tbsp caster sugar
3/4 cup (185ml) milk, or milk substitute (rice milk is nice)
A pinch of salt
1 egg
melted butter* to brush, plus extra knobs (ooh er misses) to “serve”. (And don’t we all love that word?)
*Vegan, dairy free butter works equally well, if you are lactose intolerant.

Method:

Sift flour and sugar together into a bowl with a pinch of salt.

Whisk milk and egg together. I measure the milk out in a jug and drop the egg into it, whisking in the jug to save on washing up. I also whisk everything with a compact electronic whisker – much easier and more time-saving.

Pour the milk mixture onto the dry ingredients, whisk together until smooth like a Yorkshire Pudding batter.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and brush with a little melted butter.

Drop level teaspoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and cook for half a minute, or until bubbles appear on the surface.

Turn over and cook the other side for one minute until golden brown.

Allow to cool and serve with butter. Or any topping  you like. Honey is nice. But you can also have jam, chocolate spread, or Marmite.

Source:

Pulled from my own private domestic servitude planner that has all sorts in it.
Delicious – July 2003, Page 115, recipe by Valli Little
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/pikelets/598d3bcb-65b0-4948-b0f9-e9b2b7962341
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crumpet 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday

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Life is not all cuffs and chains… but it should be! #Houseslaves of #Cambridgeshire…#amwriting #erotica

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I know that sounds like a kinky version of beginning of The Houseslaves of County Cambridgeshire, (which I’d happily watch if it were real), but it got me thinking about D/s relationships and “characters” in my work in progress (Project Slave) and how there’s a fine line between being made to do something that you don’t want to do and being made to do something totally against your will.

We all have things we don’t want to do;  from last night’s washing up (ahem!) to being told by a Dominant to go upstairs and prepare for a discipline spanking just because he can. I mean, who really wants to do either of those if given the choice to say no? Do we? Yes. Why? Because we have consented to take on certain responsibilities within our relationships from the very beginning, and these come in many forms, employer/employee, student/teacher, a vanilla relationship, or uber kinky one. To name but a few.

All relationships rely on trust, love, roles and the sharing of duties. Kinksters just do the role negotiation in a slightly different way, that’s all. At times some limits are stretched and subs are pushed out of their comfort zones, but this must not in anyway be seen as doing something against their will. Quite often all it takes is a little encouragement, some positive reinforcement, or even the threat of a whip to break through any barriers, (whatever works, right?) but again, and I cannot stress this enough, this would have already been discussed, dissected, worked out in detail and proudly put into a loving D/s couple’s contract when agreed upon, so there is no mistaking what either responsibilities are for both parties. If only marriage would come with a contract like this!

But doing something against your will, in real life, not in a D/s contract or in your everyday vanilla life, is a big no-no. Quite often these fall outside of the hard/soft limits previously discussed, or are imposed on you by outside sources. An example of the latter is meeting a Dom who thinks that every sub he meets is going to fall down on their knees and obey him. Where what he really needs is a lesson on how we can tell fake Doms from a thousand paces. You’re an idiot You just don’t know it.

Having said that, meeting a crap dom, or being forced to do something against your will,  in a story – is kind of cool – in a damsel in distress kind of way, of course.
<Insert evil grin here>.

By the way, my story, Project Slave, is going well. Thanks for asking! 🙂  It’s very bitty, as I do not write in a linear fashion. If I think of a scene, one the book really must have, I write it – even if I do not know how I’m going to get there. Don’t ask me how, but it works. Like someone else is magically telling me what to write. But that’s a completely different story about writing in the flow…

Life is about the choices we make. Or don’t.

I like my choices. Do you?

Hugs, see you later!

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Save on emails: wind up a friend #WednesdayWisdom

Eeeeek!

Good news! I’ve finally got the rights to one of my books returned back to me (actually it was the first book I ever wrote) so although it’s rather sad to have Amazon take it down (sniff) I’m pleased the New Year is showing good signs of moving onwards and upwards. More excited squeals of joy coming your way soon… #eroticarocksyoursocksoff

Meanwhile, below is a snippet of my absolutely must do, without fail, list today. Or else, I’m in for a very long, ouchy spanking…

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I just hope Dev doesn’t read this…  (Actually, if he does then I won’t have to bother with emailing him first!) *Snigger*  #WednesdayWisdom Save on emails: wind up a friend.

Meanwhile, today I am listening to a song that I cannot get out of my head. It was in a horror film I watched last night called “Incarnate” (2016) with Aaron Eckhart staring as the lead role. The tune is by Awolnation and is called ‘Sail’. I chose this link as it shows you the words, which I like.

Well, that’s my half-arsed contribution to #WednesdayWisdom!

Happy Wednesday Hugs,

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