• 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 - 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted

1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together into a bowl. Stir in the sugar.

2. In another bowl or a jug, beat the egg with 1 cup of the milk and the melted butter.

3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the liquid mixture. Without over-mixing, stir until combined, adding more milk if the mixture is too stiff. The mixture should be able to drop off the end of a spoon.

4. Heat a lightly buttered non-stick pan on a medium heat. Drop dessert spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan, allowing room to turn the pikelets. When the pikelets bubble, turn and cook the other side. Remove from pan and keep warm in a clean tea towel.

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Serve with your favourite jam and whipped cream.

Rate and Review

14 Ratings

Reviews (14)

Ayla Guard's Review | Rating

classic yummmmm!!

wendy robertson's Review | Rating

great recipe but the way i made them i only made 9 not 20 :)

Ebony Wehipeihana's Review | Rating

didnt enjoy this recipe. had to add much more milk than stated

tora tokotini's Review | Rating

easy and tasty recipe loved it so much

tora tokotini's Review | Rating

loved this recipe so much thank you

Glen's Review | Rating

Great recipe, but I used almost 1 & 1/4 cup milk. Turned out great.

Kui's Review | Rating

Absolute marvellous recipe thanks a bunch
Your sincerely ai fufu

Seva's Review | Rating

Turned out very good, but could not turn them over properly, because the pikelets always stuck to the wooden spoon which I used to turn them over. That meant I had to wash it before I added the next dough on the pan. I also had to add more butter every single time. I am not blaming the recipe though. They worked as a great treat for our guests. :)

Milly's Review | Rating

So easy and family love it

Hannah's Rating
Samantha's Review | Rating

Love this recipe! They’re easy to make and the pikelets taste great. They’re a family staple now.

Samantha's Review | Rating

Love this

elisa's Review | Rating

they had a really gummy texture and needed a lot more milk

Reply from The Food in a Minute Team

Hi elisa,

Sorry that you were disappointed with the recipe - it is very important that ingredients are weighed and/or measured correctly. A pikelet mixture will always be thicker than pancakes but should drop off a spoon rather than ‘run’ off. Also ensure that you cook the pikelets over a medium heat - cooking at too high a heat will mean that the outside is brown before the batter is cooked. It is better to cook on a lower temp if this is happening.

The Food in a Minute Team

Brooke's Review | Rating

My pikelet mixture stared to turn into scrambled eggs and when I put them in the pan they looked like poached eggs, my pikelets or what was left of them had to be scrapped from the pan... they tasted ok... parts of the mixure did anyway, the rest was yuck, I was hoping since it was a Food in a Minute recipe it would turn out really well, don't know where I went wrong with it. :(

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Brooke

We're sorry the pikelets didn't turn out right, could you try adding a bit more flour to the mixture? We used standard plain flour and metric cup measurements.

We hope this helps!

The Food in a Minute