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pikelets (welsh pancakes)

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

Pikelets are little pancakes from Wales. Although they're usually served as a hot breakfast dish, they also make a great tea time snack served at room temperature and sprinkled with powdered sugar or with honey or jam spread on top.

(4 ratings)
yield 3 to 4 (makes 9 pikelets)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pikelets (welsh pancakes)

  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup
  • 1 lg
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • extra butter to grease the pan
  • jam or honey, to serve

How To Make pikelets (welsh pancakes)

  • 1
    Sift flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  • 2
    Add milk and egg to a small bowl, and use a whisk or fork to beat milk and egg until well combined and pale lemon-colored. Pour milky mixture in the well, and whisk until a smooth batter forms.
  • 3
    Stir melted butter into the batter.
  • 4
    Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add a little butter to grease the bottom of the skillet. Drop 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter into the hot skillet, to form small pancakes 3 1/2 to 4 inches wide. Let cook 1 to 2 minutes. When bubbles form on the surface, use a pancake turner to flip the pikelets over, and cook the other side for 1 minute longer or until lightly browned. (You will probably have to do this in batches because you don't want to crowd your skillet or the pikelets are difficult to flip.)
  • 5
    Remove cooked pikelets to a platter, and cover with foil to keep warm. Add more butter to skillet if needed, and repeat until all batter is used.
  • 6
    Serve immediately while still hot, topped with honey or your favorite fruit jam. They're also great at room temperature as a quick snack for tea time, sprinkled with powdered sugar, or you can spread a little honey or jam on top.

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