669. Pikelets

July 12, 2017mayurisjikoni
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Poor Man’s Crumpets

Theme : Oceanic Cuisine

BM#78 Week 2 Day 3

Pikelets (pronounced piek-lets) are known as the poor man’s crumpets. Its believed that they didn’t have crumpet rings to make perfect round crumpets. Instead, they dropped small amounts of batter on the griddle to resemble crumpets. Pikelets are mini pancakes, famous in Australia and New Zealand usually made for breakfast. They are eaten with butter, jam, honey, fresh cream, peanut butter, Nutella(modern toppings), fruits or even topped with cold cut meats. They can be eaten hot or cold. Its believed that pikelets were packed into kids lunch boxes too.

With this recipe of pikelets, I’m taking you to Australia as my 3rd recipe for the theme Oceanic Cuisine. For this theme we were not restricted to Oceania but countries that are surrounded by 2 or more oceans or seas. Australia is surrounded by the Pacific, Indian Ocean and also the Antarctic Ocean(also known as the Southern Ocean or Austral Ocean). Pikelets are believed to have originated from the Welsh pancakes called bara piglydd.

Usually self rising (self raising ) flour is used to make the pikelets. Since I didn’t have any, I used plain flour to make them and served it with honey and a variety of fruits.



Serves 4

1 cup plain flour(all purpose flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg
¾ cup milk
a pinch of salt

Some  butter

To serve:

  1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt together in a bowl.
  2. Add sugar and mix well.
  3. Whisk milk, butter and egg together.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Mix well with a whisk.
  5. Heat the griddle pan over medium heat.
  6. When it is hot, brush some butter on the griddle.
  7. Drop a  tablespoonful of batter into the pan. Make them small about 3 inches in diameter. If the pan is big, you can make 3-4 pikelets at the same time.
  8. Cook till bubbles appear on top. Flip it over and cook till done.
  9. Serve with some butter, honey and your choice of fruits.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop the batter.
  • Can serve pikelets for tea with some jam, clotted cream or fresh cream.
  • They taste good even when they are cold. You can sandwich them together with jam, peanut butter, Nutella and carry it wrapped to have as a snack.
You may want to check out other pancake recipes:
Thandai Malpua with Strawberry Compote
Kabalagala (Ugandan pancakes)
Chickpea flour savoury pancakes
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  • vaishali sabnani

    July 13, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Interesting read , I must admit I am hearing about these pancakes for the first time ! The names always deceive us , they sound similar to our regular pancakes , but for the size variation. Good pick !

  • Kalyani

    July 14, 2017 at 10:13 am

    great choice for the theme ! never heard of them – but they look super yum !

  • Ritu Tangri

    July 16, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Intriguing name and interesting write up. Feeling hungry now and want to grab some:)

  • Jayashree

    July 19, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Learned something new today. Nice choice.

  • Srivalli

    July 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Very nice one and I enjoyed reading the intro..good job!

  • Archana Potdar

    July 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Wow these sure are cute. Loved reading about them.

  • veena krishnakumar

    July 27, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Enjoyed reading the introduction and I got to learn something new today!!Looks delicious!1

  • I Camp in my Kitchen

    July 27, 2017 at 6:40 am

    I have made them for mega BM once, love these cute pancakes, i tried with carrots and relished it with chocolate sauce, love the fruit topping too!!!

  • Chef Mireille

    July 28, 2017 at 12:44 am

    these are my kind of breakfast

  • Sapana Behl

    July 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I remember them from Priya's blog . Looks inviting with honey and fruits.

  • Gayathri Kumar

    August 1, 2017 at 7:52 am

    They look so cute with the colourful topping. I am sure kids will love it..

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