Durham Pikelets Recipe

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 Updated 12/03/2017

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These traditional pikelets, which are rather like pancakes, are extremely easy to make and far more reliable than normal pancakes.


  • 2 cups flour
  • buttermilk to mix (about 2 large cartons)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • a pinch of bicarbonate of soda
  • a little salt
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  1. Mix the flour and the salt.
  2. Make a well in the centre of the dry mixture and pour in enough buttermilk to form a batter.
  3. Add the bicarbonate of soda dissolved in a little water.
  4. Beat the batter well.
  5. Fry gently on both sides and serve hot with butter and jam/jelly.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 portions


Been making Durham pikelets with organic Durham milk and butter at our B&B for 15 years. Use maple syrup instead of sugar, its from a recipe in my Durham WI cookbook
#0 - Dianne Nichol-Brown - 10/01/2017 - 01:38
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