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Pancakes - Crepes - Flapjacks

Updated on October 15, 2016
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Elsie has been cooking for sixty years and has many recipes. I'm sharing some with you, some are my mothers recipes, hope you enjoy baking.

Crepes with grapes, whipped cream and strawberries

Pancakes - a fun day.

Pancakes, waffles, pikelets, flapjacks, crepes are all batter-type foods that just have a few different ingredients in them to make them crisper on the outside or softer on the inside, also cooked different ways like on a griddle or a waffle maker.

  • February 12 was International Pancake day.
  • February 5 was National Pancake day.

I have been doing a study about these two National and International Pancake days and haven't discovered why two different dates.

Never mind pancake day or no pancake day they are still great to eat any day.

Crepes - another word for Pancakes

My Recipe for Pancakes.

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 egg yolks slightly beaten
  • 2 egg whites beaten stiff


  1. Sift flour, sugar and salt twice.
  2. Mix milk and egg yolks together, then add the flour gradually.
  3. Mix to smooth batter.
  4. Add the butter.
  5. Fold in egg whites.
  6. Bake on hot greased griddle, when bubbles are starting to break, flip it and cook the other side. Would keep them warm in the oven on a very low heat, while cooking the rest.
  7. Serve.
  8. Ways of serving:
  9. Lemon juice and sugar,
  10. Spread with jelly or jam and roll.
  11. Fresh berries and whipped cream and roll.
  12. Butter and Golden syrup. Called Maple Syrup in other parts of the world.
  13. Or for an evening meal, roll the pancake around a cooked sausage and bacon, also nice for breakfast.
  14. I would serve pancakes to my family for a Sunday night tea after having had a Roast meal for Sunday at lunchtime.
5 stars from 2 ratings of Recipe for my Pancakes.

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Pancakes and Pikelets

There really isn't any difference between pancakes and pikelets, pikelets are made smaller which is a nice size to have with strawberry jam and whipped cream with a coffee.

Here's the recipe I have been using for many years for making pikelets from my grandmother.


one cup flour,

1 tablespoon sugar,

1/2 teaspoon salt,

1 teaspoon cream of tartar,

1/2 teaspoon baking soda,

1 egg,

Milk to mix to stiff paste,

1 teaspoon melted butter

1. Put all sifted dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. Break in egg and mix in milk, add last the melted butter.

3. Mix well and let stand 1/2 hour.

4. Drop in spoonful lots on a hot greased girdle, when all bubbles are on the top, flip the pikelet over and cook the other side.

When cooked lift of the girdle and put on a clean tea tail on a cake rack and cook the next batch.

5. When ready to serve the warm pikelets, you can serve buttered with jam or jelly or just jam and whipped cream on it.

Eaten at afternoon or morning tea with a cup of tea or coffee.

© 2013 Elsie Hagley

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      AliciaC: My mother was from Britain also, she always called them pancakes.

      My title of this article covers two other names for pancakes as well, but they all mean the same, I think it is how you cook them, whether the batter is thick or thin that makes the difference, as the recipe really is the same only different ingredients are added to them before cooking or when eating them.

      Have a nice day.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love crepes and prefer them to thicker pancakes. Until I left Britain to live in Canada, the word "pancakes" always meant crepes to me. My mother served them with lemon and sugar every Shrove Tuesday, which we children called Pancake Day. They were always delicious! Thank you very much for sharing the recipes, Elsie.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      ladyquitarpicker: thanks for the comment, you reminded me about the pancakes with no eggs, I haven't made them for some time, but when I did you could hardly notice that they had no eggs in them.

      I will have another go at that recipe, have some nice limes, will try it out with added sugar for me as it won't hurt to put on some weight, since my cancer I have lost a lot of weight only 7 stone now, so trying to put on some weight.

      Happy days eating.

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Some really good pancake recipes in your hub. Love them, I like to make the ones with no eggs. The eggs are really expensive here, I save them for other things.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes, the eye sure feeds the stomach, if we couldn't see it it would be the smell.

      Thanks for commenting, have a nice day.

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      eye-feeding as of now

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Thelma Alberts: Thanks for visiting and commenting, exactly I haven't made pancakes for some time, perhaps I will make some for lunch I know my husband would like some, don't think he would like the sweet ones he prefers lemon juice and sugar on his.

      Have a nice day.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Wow! This looks yummy. I love pancakes but have not made this way. Thanks for sharing.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      facetube, clivewilliams, MariaMontgomery, Appreciate your visit and comments.

      Here's to pancakes, a very enjoyable meals no matter what we have on them.

      Looking forward to 2016 pancake day to celebrate, a great day to remember.

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      facetube 2 years ago

      Pancakes are always welcomed to my dish plate! Good one!

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Jamaica

      very nice hub, can almost taste the pancakes

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      MariaMontgomery 2 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      You have presented some great recipes here. I will definitely try some of them. I didn't know about Pancake Day, national or international. Oh, well, there's always next year. Thanks for the recipes.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      CherylesArt: Pancakes are yummy, I can already taste that apple pancake, I know that I would enjoy that, must try your way of making them.

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      Actually I didn't. I didn't know that there was such a holiday, but I do enjoy pancakes from time to time. My favorite batch so far was when I cooked diced apples in the pan and mixed that in with the batter. Yum.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I wouldn't mind if everyday was National Pancake Day.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Yes we celebrate National Pancake Day. Love them.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      @Camden1: Thanks for visiting and commenting, yes it's quite exciting listening to the radio this morning and all the people having fun with pancake competitions in New Plymouth NZ.

      I must make some now, I can't resist it, only I use golden syrup on mine, not maple syrup, but I don't think there is much difference. Maybe someone that knows can comment about it. Happy day's, enjoy your pancakes.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      We will tomorrow - my daughter has been craving pancakes!