Classic Pikelets

  • Author: Stacey Roberts | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 40 small pikelets or 20 larger 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Australian


The old-school, tried-and-true fluffy Aussie pikelets we all grew up eating.



  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar and left for a few minutes to sour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. Heat your frying pan to medium. While it’s coming to temperature, melt the butter
  3. Add the butter, milk and egg to the flour mix and stir to combine.
  4. Drop dessertspoons of the batter into the frying pan and cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the sides seem semi-solid. The underside should be golden.
  5. Flip and cook the other side until golden.


  • you could also use spelt flour
  • you could add grated or small chopped fruit to the batter, or sprinkle chocolate chips over the pikelets in the pan once you’ve spooned them out
  • you could also add a pinch of bicarb.

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