Teatime Pikelets

Teatime Pikelets

Pikelets are one of those simple pleasures that everyone can make. To make pikelets it only takes a minute to mix all the ingredients together. a rubber spatula or wooden spoon works well to combine the ingredients.
With five simple ingredients you can easily make a breakfast staple or an afternoon snack. Definitely add butter and maybe jam, honey, maple syrup or marmalade. Be decadent and slap on some thick clotted cream or use it as a base for a savory snack with cheese and tomatoes.
I first learned to make pikelets on a bread making course 40 years ago and still enjoy them especially cooked over a campfire.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 12 pikelets


  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar or sugar equivalent
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • In a medium bowl stir the flour and sugar together.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredient and add the egg (without the shell!).
  • As you poor in the milk continue to stir the mixture and then add the melted butter. Continue stirring and add more milk if you want a thinner batter.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and coat with small amount of cooking oil. Spoon a generous portion of the batter onto the hot skillet.
  • You should start to see bubbles appear on the surface and than indicates it's time to flip the pikelet to cook it on the other side.
  • Both sides should be lightly browned. The pikelet is best served warm with your choice of topping.
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