Nov 282022
Pikelets – Australian Food And Recipes

Pikelets are an Australian food. They are basically a flatcake bokeh (click here for image reference) that is cooked on a griddle in much the same manner that crumpets cook as well.

Unlike American pancakes, the Australian pikelets can be purchased ready-made in grocery stores. Parents often pack them in their child’s school lunch or serve as a snack.

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They can also be served hot, of course, with a variety of toppings such as cream, jam and/or strawberries.

A friend of ours eats his cold, spread with butter and sprinkled with sugar. He doesn’t waste his time with a fork either. And yes, we know what you’re thinking and we agree.

Australian Recipe

Australian Pikelets

As a snack or meal, pikelets are enjoyed by young and old alike.


150 grams (1 cup)flour, self-raising
¼ teaspoonbicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1 egg
180 ml (6 fluid ounces)milk
40 grams (2 tablespoons)sugar, caster (sugar, granulated)
¼ teaspoonsvanilla essence (vanilla extract)
2 teaspoonsbutter, melted


1.Sift together flour, salt and soda.
2.Place milk, egg, sugar and melted butter in the
centre of the flour mixture.
3.Beat until smooth and a thick pouring consistency.
4.Drop onto a heated, greased pan a spoonful of batter.
5.Cook until you see bubbles appear.
6.Turn the pikelet over with a spatula and
continue cooking until the underside is a light brown.
7.Remove from pan and place on a cloth or between
layers of paper towel to cool.

Pikelets may be eaten hot or cold. Delicious spread with jam, cream or whatever you like.  Makes 20 – 24 pikelets

We hope you enjoy this recipe!

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