Originally Posted by GeoffC
Pikelets and crumpets are two totally different things. A pikelet is flat and about six inch round and a crumpet is about three inch round. Quite similar in taste, though I think pikelets have a wee bit of yeast in them. Used to have them as a kid - toasted - with lots of butter which used to melt into the holes on the top. They often made my teeth 'feel on edge'.
They might have had bicarb of soda in them - too much of that in scones makes my teeth feel on edge.
It's interesting how the name for one food item can have so many different regional/national variations!