from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick type of sweet pancake.
- n. A thin crumpet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light, thin cake or muffin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light cake or muffin; a thin circular tea-cake.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The final mixture is thick but spreadable and I found using about a quarter cup of mixture produced a pikelet sized pancake.
Let it cook, undisturbed - you should notice bubbles appearing on the surface and when it looks to be drying out, flip the pikelet over to finish cooking.
April 27, 2007 at 3:44 am kittah has pikelet, not pancake?
Hi Mercedes - they are similar to pancakes but are usually a lot smaller - pikelet is a common British term.
The pancakes were little pikelet sized morsels and had good crunchy stuff inside.
In our Pestchanka, I remember, pike used to be caught a yard long, and there were eel-pouts, and roach, and bream, and every fish had a presentable appearance; while nowadays, if you catch a wretched little pikelet or perch six inches long you have to be thankful.
"I'd go into a trap for a pikelet," said Wally, warming to his task.
She would herself pour some hot water into the slop basin, and put a pikelet on a plate thereon, covered, to keep warm for father.
Some words are retained which are no longer used in Britain: for example, in Australia chook (a chicken) and pikelet (a type of drop-scone), in South Africa bioscope (cinema) and geyser (a water heater).
I shovelled down a pikelet with jam and cream ($2 from the Women's Institute cafe) and watched the girls on their shiny mounts with plaited manes while a bunch of tough sheilas with piercings and tats at the next table smoked their rollies and yelled into a cellphone.
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