Thursday, 19 January 2012

Perfect Pikelets

Pikelets are a funny thing, say the word & my mind conjures up images of my youth eating them on a cold wet afternoon piled high with butter & jam. 
They are according to wikipedia a type of pancake eaten in Australia & New Zealand, I guess if you were going to describe them!
 I would say they are a dense little american style pancake, but not really like a pancake at all !
 Most at home beside a pot of hot tea & rather more sophisticated piled with jam & whipped cream.
Children love them, adults adore them...but not all pikelets are created equal !
I have tasted & made some stodgy uncooked versions. 
There are numerous recipes & if you are lucky enough to be handed one down, or found one that works lucky you !
This one comes again from Alexia Johnstones - Ladies a plate  its simple & turns out perfect every time. Pikelets are the fall back staple for unexpected visitors, after school munchies. 
Eat them hot, straight of the girdle or pair them up & pop them in your lunchbox ...... simple goodness


  • 1 egg
  • 30 g caster sugar
  • 170 ml milk
  • 125 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 15 g melted butter
  • 25 g golden syrup*
* optional - I think makes them better !

1. Heat a heavy based frying pan or if you have one an electric frying pan on med high

2. Put egg and sugar in bowl and beat until pale & fluffy

3. tip in the milk and sifted flour & baking powder and lastly the melted butter ( if using golden

    syrup melt this with the butter ) , mix to a light spongy batter - don't over mix

4. Grease the surface of your pan with butter and using a big spoon hold vertically and pour

     the mixture from the tip to make circles ( make about 5- 6 at a time )

5. Wait until bubbles appear on the top of pikelets and burst, then you know they are ready to

     be flipped,flip them carefully and cook for a minute more till nicely golden brown

6. Pile them between a clean tea towel till you are finished cooking them all, then spread with

     butter and jam or if your feeling fancy whipped cream & jam !


1 comment:

  1. Yum. I hate to say it but I think mine belong to the stodgy and uncooked category...