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Unlike American pancakes, the Australian pikelets can be purchased ready-made in grocery stores. Parents often pack them in their child's school lunch or serve as a snack.

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They can also be served hot, of course, with a variety of toppings such as cream, jam and/or strawberries.

A friend of ours eats his cold, spread with butter and sprinkled with sugar. He doesn't waste his time with a fork either. And yes, we know what you're thinking and we agree.

Australian Recipe

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Australian Pikelets

As a snack or meal, pikelets
are enjoyed by young and old alike


150  grams (1 cup) flour, self-raising
   pinch salt
 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1   egg
180  ml (6 fluid ounces) milk
40  grams (2 tablespoons) sugar, caster (sugar, granulated)
 teaspoons vanilla essence (vanilla extract)
2  teaspoons butter, melted


1. Sift together flour, salt and soda.
2. Place milk, egg, sugar and melted butter in the
centre of the flour mixture.
3. Beat until smooth and a thick pouring consistency.
4. Drop onto a heated, greased pan a spoonful of batter.
5. Cook until you see bubbles appear.
6. Turn the pikelet over with a spatula and
continue cooking until the underside is a light brown.
7. Remove from pan and place on a cloth or between
layers of paper towel to cool.

Pikelets may be eaten hot or cold. Delicious spread with jam, cream or whatever you like.  Makes 20 - 24 pikelets

We hope you enjoy this recipe!


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