The Australian Pancake of your Wildest Dreams

Say hello to the Pikelet. Hello Pikelet!

If you're not Australian you may not know what a Pikelet is. It's basically a pancake. A teeny, light, fluffy, delicious, buttery pancake! You know how babies are small humans, with extra smooth skin and they're kinda pudgy and fluffy? That's what a Pikelet is like - it's a baby pancake! And you gotta eat it! Slather it in butter, teach it a few simple words, tell it life is fleeting and meaningless, and then eat it!


3/4 cup milk

1 egg

1 Tbsp caster sugar

1 cup self raising flour

A few sticks of butter (for melting on the pan and for slathering on top of your warm pikelets in five minutes' time)

Maple syrup (or fresh lemons and more caster sugar) 


This is too easy! Whisk your milk, egg, caster sugar and flour together in a big jug until it's well combined and there are no lumps

In a non-stick frying pan, melt a little butter (around 2 tsp) 

Pour dollops of your Pikelet mixture onto the pan. Watch them closely so they don't burn. They're ready to flip over when they have lots of little bubbles on the surface.

Cook on each side, until both sides are brown and delicious looking. 

Serve hot, topped with more butter and maple syrup!