Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I can't believe that noone else has posted the humble pikelet, a mini-pancake. I like mine with plain butter on top or with raspberry jam and a blob of cream a la a Devonshire tea. Perfect to have with a cup of tea for afternoon tea.


  1. Beat the egg and sugar until thick and add with the milk to the sifted flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Add the melted butter last.
  3. Mix until smooth and cook in spoonfuls on a hot greased griddle or frypan.
Most Helpful

So easy and the whole family loved them. Nice and crispy on the outside , soft and fluffy on the inside . A winner!

Rita A. July 19, 2015

This is the recipe I use except I dissolve the baking soda in the milk and add the flour gradually followed by the milk gradually mixing after each addition. I have made my husband addicted to them as I live in the US now and they dont know what they are here. =)

JaggedThorns March 06, 2011

This is a great simple Pikelet recipe. They are easy to make and easy to cook, and taste great. The only thing I changed is the heat I cooked it on. You said to cook in a hot frypan, but I found they burnt too easy and didnt get that gorgeous golden surface. I found that once I turned my heat right down to almost a low setting they came out beautifully. Im giving you 4 stars for this!! :D

Shiralee Ross May 08, 2010