Nana Joy's pikelet

This light and fluffy pikelet recipe makes a delicious family treat served with jam and cream.

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Nana Joy's pikelet
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon melted butter, plus extra for frying
  • cream and jam, to serve


Nana Joy's pikelet
  • 1
    Combine the flour, sugar, soda, cream of tartar and salt in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Add the beaten eggs, vanilla, milk and lastly the melted butter. Stir gently, being careful not to over-mix, until you have a smooth batter.
  • 3
    Heat a large frying pan and grease well with butter.
  • 4
    Add 4 large, oval-shaped spoonfuls to the pan. When bubbles start to appear on the surface of the pikelets, flip and cook the remaining side until golden.
  • 5
    Keep the pikelets warm under a clean tea towel in between batches.
  • 6
    Serve the pikelets with cream and jam.


This mixture doubles well.

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