Lemon Pikelets

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Australian
Keyword Australia, Australian, breakfast, lemon, New Zealand, pancake, pikelet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 12 Pikelets


  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • zest of 1 small lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter

For serving:

  • Raw sugar
  • Lemon wedges


  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and lemon zest until combined. Whisk in egg, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Let rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Place a heavy skillet over high heat for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and add 1/2 teaspoon of butter.
  • Once butter is melted and sizzling, add 1 tablespoon of batter to form a circle. Once bottom is golden and bubbles start forming on top, 40 seconds-1 minute, flip to cook other side. Cook until golden, another minute. Remove to plate and repeat with remaining batter, adding more butter as needed.
  • Serve warm with raw sugar and lemon.