pickletsA popular afternoon tea treat, the Pikelet is best described as a mini, unsweetened pancake. It is usually served with jam but whipped cream can be added for special occasions.



1 egg

¼ cup sugar

¾ cup milk

1 cup flour

1 t baking powder

¼ t salt

25 g melted margarine

Oil or margarine to grease the pan



  1. In a large bowl beat egg and sugar together until thick and pale.
  2. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the milk, adding a little more milk if needed to form a smooth, thick batter.
  3. Lastly add the melted margarine and mix until smooth.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Grease the pan lightly with a little margarine or oil.
  5. Cook tablespoons of batter in batches, for about 2 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface of each pikelet. Turn pikelets over to lightly brown the other side.
  6. Remove cooked pikelets to a cake rack to cool. Repeat the process with the remaining mixture.



Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre