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How to make Pikelets: The Australian Pancake Recipe

Updated on July 9, 2011

 How to make pancakes from Australia called Pikelets.


3 Cups Self Raising Flour

1 ½ Cups Milk

½ Cup Sugar

2 Eggs

½ teaspoon Vanilla Essence

Butter (for pan cooking)


Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl, you can do this by hand or with a machine. Whisking the eggs for at least 5 minutes will make your pikelets/pancakes fluffy. Keep these whisked eggs to the side.

In a bowl sift the flour and sugar together. I use regular sugar, castor sugar would be fine to use also. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and stir in the milk.

Once fully mixed in stir in the eggs and finally once the eggs are fully stirred in mix in the vanilla essence.

I put this mixture into a jug so that it’s easier to poor into a pan, but you could spoon the mixture in from the bowl if you wish.

In a pan melt a tablespoon of butter. Pour or spoon your mixture in to form pikelets/pancakes at your desired size.

When bubbles start to break the surface its time to flip the pancakes and cook the other side. Cook until golden brown on the second side then they are done.

Serve with your favorite topping, like honey, jam (jello), maple syrup etc.

The recipe makes about a dozen medium sized pikelets/pancakes.

Click here to download this recipe in Adobe PDF format.



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      Aditya Soni 5 years ago from India

      I just loved them. Its been years since i haven't cooked such an amazing recipe. But i will try it out with my friends and family members. A useful hub. Voted upp !!!!!!

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      ramaquwer 5 years ago

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      LeonJane 8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Chaotic Chica, they are good for breakfast because you have the rest of the day to work them off!

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      Chaotic Chica 8 years ago

      I love them!!!! It's been years since I had them and I miss them so much! Now you're going to make me go off my sensible weightloss plan and make some. (we were visiting family in New Zealand when I had them and even then I couldn't get enough!)

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      LeonJane 8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks De Greek, hope you give this recipe a try. The pikelets are really nice to eat.

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      De Greek 8 years ago from UK

      I am in the process of learning to cook and this is useful. Thanks :-)

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      LeonJane 8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Lady_E, sounds like a great Festive night is ahead!

      Thanks Journey, they are nice and fluffy!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Those pancakes look delicious!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Mmmm, looks yummy. I would like to try this out over the Festive Season - With my friends, eating Nice Australian pancakes, by the fire, with a glass of wine, (make that a few bottles) just watching a film possibly with Russell Crowe.... We'll just make it a Festive, Australian Night. :)

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      O.K., yum! and I like their name. ;)

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      Putz Ballard 8 years ago

      A great recipe,Thanks for sharing.

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      Waren E 8 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      Now there's something I could eat everyday,thanks for this superb and easy to understand recipe hub!