Flapjacks (crumpets, pancakes, griddlecakes)

Flapjacks are a quick, easy and tasty breakfast or lunch especially when served with crispy bacon, grated cheese and syrup or honey.  They are equally as yummy as a tea time treat served with a berry jam and lightly whipped cream.  The recipe works well doubled and even tripled – it’s one of those fail-proof “go-to” recipes.




1½ cups self raising flour
10ml sugar
1.5ml salt
1 egg beaten
¼ cup milk
½ cup water


  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the sugar and salt.
  2. Combine the egg, milk and water together in a jug.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and combine until just mixed.  The mixture will look lumpy.
  4. Place spoonfuls into a lightly oiled pan over a medium low heat and when they start to bubble turn for a few seconds until cooked through and golden brown on both sides.

35 thoughts on “Flapjacks (crumpets, pancakes, griddlecakes)

  1. You see, I had no idea that you called these flapjacks, very different from our flapjacks made from oats. I would call these drop scones or griddle cakes, delicious whatever they are called :).

  2. Pikelets are cooked one day a week for the children! My sister makes these…my neice even eats them only flipped once…so the top is still a runny mixture…I don’t indulge..I wouldn’t be able to stop with one! But always a delicious brekky! x

  3. The pancakes are looking so warm and comforting. Tomorrow i will try this recipe of urs for my son’s lunch, who is crazy abt pancakes…thnks !

  4. that’s so funny, I call crumpets to regular deep fried donuts that are not topped with any chocolate or frosting.
    I have to try your flapjacks, lately i had some luck in making pancakes, hopefully I won’t ruin these. Fingers crossed

  5. This looks like Racuch, the Polish version based on yeast. Often stuffed with a slice of apple and topped with icing sugar… Very yummy!

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