Pikelets (Welsh Pancakes)

Vickie Parks


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.


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3 to 4 (makes 9 pikelets)
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup
  • 1 large
  • 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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About Pikelets (Welsh Pancakes)

Course/Dish: Pancakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Hashtag: #Wales

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