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How to make pikelets

Updated on September 18, 2014

Pikelets are super easy, quick and yummy

My son had a school project to describe a food from his home country (New Zealand).

He chose pikelets.

World famous in New Zealand, Australia and England, pikelets are like mini unsweetened pancakes and are best served with jam and cream.

Pikelets are very simple to cook and make a great snack - a good starter recipe for encouraging children to cook.


Tried pikelets? - Apparently piklets are also known in the USA as silver dollar pancakes.

Pikelets with jam and coffee
Pikelets with jam and coffee

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  • 2 cups of Flour
  • 2 teaspoons of Baking powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 cups of Milk
  • Butter or margarine


  1. Mix the 2 cups of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Make a well in the flour.
  3. Add 3 eggs.
  4. Add 2 cups of milk.
  5. Mix until you have a smooth batter.
  6. Heat a frying pan to medium heat.
  7. Add a knob of butter or margarine to stop the pan sticking.
  8. Pour a tablespoonful of the batter into the pan.
  9. Turn over the pikelet when bubbles form on the top and cook the other side.
  10. Serve with jam and whipped cream.
  11. Any leftovers can be frozen.
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How to make pikelets

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Add the eggsMake a smooth batterGrease the pan with some butterFlip the pikelets when they start to bubbleCook until golden brownCooked to perfectionBig stack of pikeletsStrawberry or boysenberry jamA dollop of jamNo leftovers!
Add the eggs
Add the eggs
Make a smooth batter
Make a smooth batter
Grease the pan with some butter
Grease the pan with some butter
Flip the pikelets when they start to bubble
Flip the pikelets when they start to bubble
Cook until golden brown
Cook until golden brown
Cooked to perfection
Cooked to perfection
Big stack of pikelets
Big stack of pikelets
Strawberry or boysenberry jam
Strawberry or boysenberry jam
A dollop of jam
A dollop of jam
No leftovers!
No leftovers!


Ryan enjoying pikelets
Ryan enjoying pikelets


This is not my son's homework project. He produced his own notes, typed them up and made a poster. This is my own work. We have shared the photos.

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      VioletteRose LM 

      6 years ago

      This is something new for me, thanks for sharing!

    • TeacherSerenia profile image


      8 years ago

      OMG!! I cant beleive I forgot all about pikelets!! I havent had those for 11 years - not since I left NZ. I haven't heard that word for 11 years either. Thanks for the reminder - AND the recipe. Must introduce my husband and son to Pikelets.

    • GramaBarb profile image


      9 years ago from Vancouver

      I like your word for dollar pancakes better! I have a recipe for cottage cheese 'pikelets'. :)


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