Kiwi Classic Pancakes



The Edmonds Cookery Book needs no introduction to Kiwis.  The first edition was printed in 1907, and it is still the biggest-selling book ever published in New Zealand.

I am more of a food stylist than a cook, but I am an excellent baker, if I do so say myself.  Many of my recipes come from, or are based on, the Edmonds Cookery Book, an absolute Kiwi classic.  Like my delicious cupcakes.

One of the recipes that I almost know off by heart, and is a big favourite in our house, is pancakes.  I actually use the pikelet recipe, as it makes a fluffier pancake.  I make a few fluffy, thick ones, then add a little extra milk to thin the batter, and make the rest as thinner pancakes.  Still delicious!

1 cup plain baking flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt (I usually omit this)
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk, approximately

Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.  In another bowl, beat the egg and sugar until thick.  Add with milk to the sifted ingredients.  Mix until smooth.  Pour batter onto a greased hot pan.  Turn when bubbles start to burst on top surface.  Cook until golden.



I cook mine in an omelet pan, and it has to be smoking hot, baby!  I keep the heat medium high and melt a little butter until it smokes.



Pour in the batter.   I use a glass mixing jug.



Flip the pancake when the bubbles form, just as they start to burst.



Continue cooking until golden.



Serve with maple syrup or lemon juice and sugar.  Enjoy!





  • Eating Gluten Free - Kimba Likes - 26 February 2015 - 7.59 am

    […] the wheaten flour for gluten free flour to the same measurements.  Like my cupcakes or my pancakes or a Kahlua […]ReplyCancel

  • Sophie Allen - 23 October 2012 - 11.45 pm

    Pancakes are a special dinner treat here! I just use 1 egg to 1 cup of milk, 1 cup SR flour. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.ReplyCancel

  • Nee Say - 23 October 2012 - 10.21 pm

    Pancakes are my boys fave breakfast food. It’s just another reason why DNA testing is not required to ensure they are my offspring 😉ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 24 October 2012 - 5.26 pm

      Yup, I’ve no doubt Boyo is ours either. He and the Welshman even walk the same way so no doubt there either 🙂ReplyCancel

  • carmen@musingnmayhem - 23 October 2012 - 4.31 pm

    Yum. YUM!! I love pancakes! xReplyCancel

  • Rita - 23 October 2012 - 2.47 pm

    Oh Yum! A new-Zealand pancake with canadian mapple syrup!ReplyCancel

  • B - 23 October 2012 - 2.00 pm

    YUM! Being Dutch, I grew up having pancakes for dinner as well as breakfast, and lunch, and in my lunchbox! I do love a good pikelet too…. I may have to test drive this recipe on the weekend. Mwah!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 23 October 2012 - 4.13 pm

      Ooh, let me know how you go. We don’t have them often, but when we do, they’re always good. I can’t believe buy a packet mix. It is ridiculously easy.ReplyCancel

  • Yvette Bowyer - 23 October 2012 - 10.36 am

    I LOVE my Edmonds book – I actually have quite a few.. always get buy one when I go to NZ 🙂 love them!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 23 October 2012 - 4.14 pm

      I lost mine in my move over from Christchurch in 1995, but my cousin brought me one when she visited in 1996. She hasn’t left either!ReplyCancel

      • Yvette Bowyer - 23 October 2012 - 8.23 pm

        hehe oh dear!! My mum bought me the ‘budget living’ version when I moved to the UK.. I must find them and take a pic for ya 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lyndal - 23 October 2012 - 10.18 am

    Ohhh yum! Send some over this way please!! #teamIBOTReplyCancel

  • workingwomenaustralia - 23 October 2012 - 10.17 am

    YUMMO! I’m going to make these for the kids on the weekend xxReplyCancel

  • Eleise Bott - 23 October 2012 - 9.45 am

    Pancakes, such a simple yummy breaky. I serve mine with blueberry compote too yum!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia // She's Sonic - 23 October 2012 - 8.28 am

    Need. Pancakes. Now. Please!ReplyCancel

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