Saturday, August 18, 2012

Best Ever Pikelets Recipe

One rainy wednesday morning the park ladies came to visit. As the children created chaos around us, we made a batch of pikelets in the hopes of silencing them for a minute or two. It worked.

This is the best pikelets recipe ever. the secret is the vinegar in the milk.

  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) milk
  • 1 tbs white vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • A little bit of melted butter


  1. mix flour and sugar together into a bowl with a pinch of salt.
  2. Add vinegar to the milk and let thicken 
  3. Whisk milk and egg together, then add butter and add to dry ingredients, whisking until smooth.
  4. Heat a non-stick frypan over medium heat. Drop level tablespoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and cook for half a minute or until bubbles appear on the surface.
  5. Turn over and cook other side for 1 minute until golden.
  6. Allow to cool and serve with butter.

Just so you know, i've totally perfected my skills since way back here.


  1. They look pretty awesome to me. Hey, I wonder what would happen if you put popping candy in them? Would the cooking process make them not pop any more?

  2. The vinegar in the milk makes buttermilk! Buttermilk is the best! It is great in pancakes and scones too!

  3. Yum. I've been cheating on my buttermilk pancake recipe by adding lemon juice to plain milk. Same effect, yes?

  4. i love that you put sprinkles in.

  5. mmm piklets, good way to keep any kids quiet I'm sure!

  6. we love a good pikelet in this house ... shame I have to share them with the kids really!!

  7. oh how lovely with the heart in them! my husband makes us american pancakes every sunday, i may just take over and give these a go xx

  8. Thats the same recipe I use! so much easier using vinegar than going and buying buttermilk :) love the love heart touch x

  9. They sound delicious! I'm going to make them this week! x

  10. Try using orange juice or lemonade from lemons instead of white vinegar. This will give it more flavor.

  11. Bless you for taking a few minutes to publish this. I do believe that there are more desirable solutions.

  12. My mum used to make these when I was a kid, I really long time ago now, about 30 years. Best ever


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xo em