One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thin kind of crumpet.
- ‘There has always been some confusion between muffins, crumpets, and pikelets, both in recipes and in name.’
- ‘And now, thanks to the generous nature of Yorkshire folk, she knows a lot about apple dumplings, pikelets and rabbit patties too.’
- ‘For years the Goldies brought their own baking to the dances, collectively supplying pikelets, scones, biscuits, sandwiches, cream cakes and an assortment of other pick-up food.’
- ‘I had dinner cooked for me last night so I am now obligated to make pikelets for breakfast.’
- ‘It is more to do with the fact that I rather enjoy having a reason to bake scones, flip pikelets and occasionally bake a cake.’
Late 18th century: from Welsh (bara) pyglyd ‘pitchy (bread)’.
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