Wholemeal pikelets with butter, lemon + sugar

Delicious pancakes by another name!

Quick, easy, nourishing and comforting: just the sort of food I like to cook, particularly at this time of year.

The pikelets would make a lovely brunch dish for a lazy Sunday morning.

They are really easy to make, so why not get the kids involved?

You’ll need:

Makes 12

125g of wholemeal flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

2 tablespoons of unrefined caster sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

170ml milk

butter, for greasing the pan


To serve:

30g butter

55g unrefined caster sugar

2 lemons


This is what you do:

1. Sift the baking powder and flour into a bowl.

2. Add the sugar and stir to combine.

3. Add the egg + milk and whisk until smooth.

4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat.

5. Brush with butter and be careful not to let the butter brown.

6. Spoon tablespoons of the batter in the pan and cook for about 2 minutes, until bubbles start to appear on the surface of the pikelet.

7. Turn the pikelets over and cook for another 30 seconds.

8. Serve hot from the pan with a little butter, a sprinkle of sugar and a good squeeze of lemon juice.

Savvy tip: often de first pikelet is a dud, so don’t be disheartened. Eat it and just try again!



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