My Aussie friend uses this recipe as her standard pancake recipe. Pikelets are the Scottish version of the southern British crumpet. They are also great for afternoon teas. Serve with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and sugar, or with butter and jam. I always thought that I had the best pancake recipe in the world until I tried these!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
15 Pikelets
Advertisement

Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Sift together the flour, sugar, and baking soda in a large bowl. Slowly add the egg and milk while stirring continually until smooth.

    Advertisement
  • Place a skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat the surface of the skillet with butter. Pour 1/8 cup of batter into the skillet. Cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface of the batter; flip and continue to cook until lightly browned on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes each side. Reapply butter to the skillet between batches.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 30.3g 10% DV; fat 4.3g 7% DV; cholesterol 46.2mg 15% DV; sodium 425.8mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2008
Made this this morning and they tasted great! they are supposed to be thin and crispy not thick and doughy like a crumpet so i followed the measurements from the original posting of the recipe. Just right! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/16/2008
I found this recipe very misleading. What we in Scotland call a Pancake sassenachs and other non-Celts call a DROP SCONE. That which the Southern Brittish call a Pancake we Scots call a crumpet. You North Americans also call it a pancake which you eat with Maple Syrup Ice Cream etc. Read More
(22)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
05/16/2008
I found this recipe very misleading. What we in Scotland call a Pancake sassenachs and other non-Celts call a DROP SCONE. That which the Southern Brittish call a Pancake we Scots call a crumpet. You North Americans also call it a pancake which you eat with Maple Syrup Ice Cream etc. Read More
(22)
Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2008
This is a good recipe but a bit runny and much better if you use golden syrup instead of sugar. (I think you lot call it corn syrup?) By the way pikelets are Welsh. These are drop scones. To DannyMuirMhor: Who're you calling a sassanach ye raj?;) Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2008
Made this this morning and they tasted great! they are supposed to be thin and crispy not thick and doughy like a crumpet so i followed the measurements from the original posting of the recipe. Just right! Read More
(13)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2008
These are very good. I consider myself an experienced pancake maker but I burnt several of these. Be careful with the butter. Also the recipe says 1/8 cup batter for each pikelet. Is this a typo? I used about 1/4 cup. Nice change of pace. Thanks! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2009
Arguments about naming and authenticity aside these are pretty basic good pancakes. I subbed honey for sugar on the basis of someone's review who recommended corn syrup--don't have that but I definitely have honey! I also was not in the mood to measure anything this morning and ended up with some thick little pikelets. I probably did it all wrong but they were easy and relatively quick. I don't use butter bc it doesn't agree with me so I just used Pam instead to coat the pan. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2010
These were definitely the fluffiest pancakes I've ever made. I was pleased. I was displeased at the amount of sugar because it will make them more likely to burn. I'd eliminate it entirely next time--this time I did reduce the sugar to about 2 TB. Also I'm not sure what 5 people are eating these. I did make mine a bit bigger than the recipe specified but I still only got 7 pancakes (excuse me pikelets) out of this recipe. Just a heads-up for anyone else who was thinking of trying these. You really should it's a nice tasty basic pancake:) Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(7)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2011
My Aunt Jenny born and raised in Scotland made these "wee treats" and called them Sweet Pancakes. They are suppose to be small "dollar" pancakes sweet and fluffy and we loved them! Warm or cold plain or topped they are perfect for little hands... or with Mom's tea! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
These were good if you like sweet eggy and somewhat tasteless pancakes. The recipe is very nice and simple if you follow it. I didn't I automatically started beating the eggs before looking at the directions oops they ended up lumpy. Anyway the directions are good and I think cutting the sugar in half would improve them greatly. I give it 4 stars for a good recipe in theory written well accurate picture good description and potentially tasty results. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2012
I don't care what you call these I love this recipe. I've also made them adding a teaspoon of cinnamon and eat them without any toppings. Read More
(4)