"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."
photo by Peter J photo by Peter J
photo by Peter J
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  • Beat the egg and sugar until thick and add with the milk to the sifted flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Add the melted butter last.
  • Mix until smooth and cook in spoonfuls on a hot greased griddle or frypan.

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  1. So easy and the whole family loved them. Nice and crispy on the outside , soft and fluffy on the inside . A winner!
  2. 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. =)
  3. 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
  4. Great pikelet recipe! Made a very nice supper with some topped with butter and and some topped with maple syrup.
  5. Fantastic! Thanks for adding this into the site. I had lost my trusty Edmonds cookbook and needed them for a kindy morning tea - just a treat and so easy with a dollop of jam and cream. Yum!!!


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