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  • Makes 12
  • 30 mins cook

Perfect pikelets

Perfect pikelets

Check out some great traditional recipes from Wendyl Nissen online with the New Zealand Woman's Weekly. Wendyl shows you everything from meals to baking.


  • 50 g butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk, plus more if needed


  1. Warm the butter and golden syrup together until butter melts.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Add the sugar. Make a well in the centre and mix in the beaten egg. Then, add the golden syrup and butter mixture, followed by the milk. Mix well and you should have a mixture which will easily drop off a spoon. If not, add more milk. I added about 2 tbsp more.
  3. Use an electric frying pan if you have one, or a frying pan/griddle pan, and heat it to a medium temperature. Grease with a little butter then drop 1 tbsp of the mixture onto the pan, leaving room for it to spread. When little bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip pikelet and cook until golden.
  4. Serve immediately as they are best eaten hot. If you are taking the pikelets somewhere to enjoy later, smear each one with a little jam and top with a dab of whipped cream.
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