Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Lunch box pikelets recipe

Make a double batch of these yummy pikelets sandwiches and you’ll have supplies to pop into the freezer for this week’s lunch boxes. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ - 1 cup milk
  • butter for frying and spreading
  • jam of your choice


Sift the flour, sugar and salt together. Beat in the egg and then the milk, gradually, until you have a consistency that you like. (The more milk you add the less dense your pikelets will be - 3/4 of a cup is the amount you use for pancakes and 1 cup is closer to crepes, so you will need to adjust as you mix.)

Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add butter. Drop tablespoonfuls into the pan and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook the other side until golden. Repeat.

When pikelets are cool, spread with butter and jam and sandwich together. Wrap individually in baking paper and freeze. Remove and send to school frozen. They will thaw by morning tea.


This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.