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Gluten-free lemon and currant pikelets

  • 5 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • Makes 12
Gluten-free lemon and currant pikelets

Adding a little browned butter to this recipe adds a nice sweet nutty flavour. For honey-lovers, use half sugar and half manuka or rewa rewa honey.


  • 25 grams butter
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1½ teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons currants
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • grated rind of 1 lemon


  1. Melt the butter in a frying pan and cook until nut brown. Remove from the heat.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Stir in the currants and make a well in the centre.
  3. Beat together the milk, egg and lemon rind and pour into the well. Stir together with a wooden spoon, adding the browned butter at the end.
  4. Place dessertspoonfuls of the batter in a lightly greased frying pan over a medium heat for about 1 minute. Once bubbles appear on the surface and burst, turn the pikelets over to cook a further minute or so until well-browned and cooked. Place on a cake rack while cooking the remaining batter mixture.
  5. Serve the pikelets warm with softened butter or lemon curd.

Cooks Tips

Gluten free flour mixes are available in most supermarkets today, but to make your own, follow this basic recipe:

2 cups rice flour

2/3 cup potato flour

1/3 cup tapioca flour

1 teaspoon powdered xantham gum

Sift all ingredients together three times. Keep stored in an airtight container.

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Hope Crarer | 29 May 2011

These sound so yummy! I can't wait to cook them for my grand dees!