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Growing up in New Zealand, Pikelets, similar to a cute little pancake, were a very common breakfast and snack food. I was excited to share these adorable childhood treats with my own kids.



1 egg

1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup self-raising flour

1 tablespoon butter, melted

extra butter, to grease

In a medium bowl, beat egg and sugar together. In a jug, combine the milk and baking soda. Whisk flour gradually into egg mixture, alternately with milk mixture, until well combined. Stir in butter.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan on medium. Brush pan lightly with extra butter. Drop heaped tablespoons of mixture in batches into pan, allowing room for spreading.

Cook 1 to 2 minutes until bubbles appear and the underside is golden. Turn and cook for 1 minute until cooked through. Repeat with remaining mixture. Serve pikelets warm or cold, with topping of choice (butter, jam, whipped cream etc).


Recipe adapted from Womans Day