Pikelets (Scottish Pancakes)

Pikelets (Scottish Pancakes)


"My Aussie friend uses this recipe as her standard pancake recipe. Pikelets are the Scottish version of the southern British crumpet. They are also great for afternoon teas. Serve with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and sugar, or with butter and jam. I always thought that I had the best pancake recipe in the world until I tried these!"


35 m servings 180 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 426 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sift together the flour, sugar, and baking soda in a large bowl. Slowly add the egg and milk while stirring continually until smooth.
  2. Place a skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat the surface of the skillet with butter. Pour 1/8 cup of batter into the skillet. Cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface of the batter; flip and continue to cook until lightly browned on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes each side. Reapply butter to the skillet between batches.
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  1. 12 Ratings


I found this recipe very misleading. What we in Scotland call a Pancake, sassenachs and other non-Celts call a DROP SCONE. That which the Southern Brittish call a Pancake, we Scots call a crump...

This is a good recipe, but a bit runny and much better if you use golden syrup instead of sugar. (I think you lot call it corn syrup?) By the way, pikelets are Welsh. These are drop scones. To...

Made this this morning and they tasted great! they are supposed to be thin and crispy, not thick and doughy like a crumpet so i followed the measurements from the original posting of the recipe....

Arguments about naming and authenticity aside, these are pretty basic, good pancakes. I subbed honey for sugar on the basis of someone's review who recommended corn syrup--don't have that, but ...

These are very good. I consider myself an experienced pancake maker but I burnt several of these. Be careful with the butter. Also, the recipe says 1/8 cup batter for each pikelet. Is this a typ...

These were definitely the fluffiest pancakes I've ever made. I was pleased. I was displeased at the amount of sugar, because it will make them more likely to burn. I'd eliminate it entirely next...

My Aunt Jenny, born and raised in Scotland, made these "wee treats" and called them Sweet Pancakes. They are suppose to be small "dollar" pancakes, sweet and fluffy, and we loved them! Warm or c...

These were good, if you like sweet,eggy,and somewhat tasteless pancakes. The recipe is very nice and simple if you follow it. I didn't, I automatically started beating the eggs before looking a...

I don't care what you call these, I love this recipe. I've also made them adding a teaspoon of cinnamon, and eat them without any toppings.