Lemon Pikeletes

Lemon Pikeletes

I’ve entered into the Pancake Challenge hosted by Natascha’s Palace , because I just love making pancakes and my husband just loves devouring them :). So, I was happy to try an Australian pancake recipe that I have never tried before . They are called Lemon Pikelets and below you also have their very interesting story.

Pikelets are a type of small pancake popular in Australia and New Zealand. They are only about 3 inches wide. The outside is crisp and golden from frying in butter, while the inside is spongy. With the addition of lemon zest, these Lemon Pikelets are a light and refreshing addition to your breakfast or tea time. They are easy to make and the perfect size for young children.

Be careful of the temperature of your skillet as you fry the pikelets. They darken easily, but you also don’t want soggy pikelets from too low a temperature. Adjust to medium or medium low as needed.

Thank you Natascha for the Challenge, I had fun making them, looking forward to see what other recipes the others tried .



  • 140 gr self-rising flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 170 ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • lemon juice from a half lemon

For serving: 

  • Nutella
  • Butter
  • Honey



  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and lemon juice until combined. Whisk in egg, milk, melted butter and the vanilla extract until smooth. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat a non-stick fry pan over medium heat and brush with a little melted butter. Drop level tablespoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and cook for half a minute or until bubbles appear on the surface.
  3. Turn over and cook other side for 1 minute until golden.
  4. Allow to cool and serve it with the topping you love


Enjoy !

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks so good 🙂 amazing how the same set of ingredients can create a whole variety of different pancakes !

    1. anitacuisine says:

      thank you ! Yes, so true and all of them always delicious ! 🙂

  2. Lili says:

    These pancakes look and sound lovely! Must try them… thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. anitacuisine says:

      Thank you Lili ! you must, they are easy to make and they have so much flavor ! You will love them for sure ! 🙂

      1. Lili says:

        Yum! I’ve already pinned the recipe. Thanks again! 🙂

  3. These pancakes sound wonderful ! They love delicious 🙂

    1. anitacuisine says:

      thank you Freda ! they also tasted sooo good ! 🙂

  4. anitacuisine says:

    thank you Lina ! I had fun making them ! The challenge was a great idea ! 🙂

  5. Antonia says:

    Yummy! I bet they are like little lightly sweetened lemon cakes. I have to try these out sometime. Great job!

    1. anitacuisine says:

      Yes Antonia, the lemon and the vanilla give them a wonderful flavor, and to be honest they are great also simple, or just with butter . I’ve liked them more just with butter ! Thank you for the kind words ! 🙂

  6. Oh these are beautiful! i like how they are small and lemon in pancakes just transforms them. I love these!! Thank YOU for joining us! xxxxx

    1. anitacuisine says:

      thank you Natascha ! I loved the challenge and making them ! they are very interesting , small,soft and full of flavors !

  7. tentimestea says:

    What cute lemony pancakes Anita! Even the name is adorable–pikelets sounds like a name for little fish 🙂 The contrast in texture from the crispy outside to the soft inside makes these so special…and of course the lemon flavour as well!

    1. anitacuisine says:

      thank you for the lovely comment ! yes, they sound exactly as they taste :small, fluffy inside and full of delicious flavors 🙂 !

  8. HI Anita– never heard of lemon in pancakes– but sounds like a bright fresh way to start a day. thanks!

    1. anitacuisine says:

      it was the first time I’ve tried it also Rhonda ! it gave it a great and fresh lemony flavor !

      1. sound so fresh and yummy!

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