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Scotch pancakes

Scotch pancakes

Scotch pancakes (short for Scottish pancakes) are similar to drop pancakes or sweetened blini’s. Since you know how much I love pancakes, you can imagine how I feel about ready made pancakes! They sell them in the UK in most supermarkets and I’ve been a fervent lover of them (along with my little brother) since I was little.The same little brother was kind enough to get me a copy of Mary Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes for Christmas, which contains this recipe for homemade scotch pancakes.

Here’s what the shop version looks like – they’re actually amazingly fluffy and delicious!

To make them at home, you’ll need –

  • 300g self – raising flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200ml milk
  • a little vegetable oil

To make the pancakes, start by sieving the dry ingredients into a bowl and making a well in the middle and add the egg and milk into the well. Beat well until the mixture has the consistency of thick batter, adding a touch more flour or milk if its needed.

To cook, heat a large frying pan over a medium heat with a dash of vegetable oil. To make sure I get evenly sized pancakes, I use a third of a cup measure to portion the batter into the pan. You could also use an ice cream soup or large spoon. In the pan, guide the batter into a circle.

Once bubbles start to appear on the top of the pancakes, they’re ready to be flipped!

Cook the pancakes batch by batch, keeping them warm in a low oven until you’re ready to eat them.

They’re especially good with butter, honey, maple syrup, nutella – anything in fact! They’re endlessly customisable too – how awesome would chocolate chip scotch pancakes be? What about lemon scotch pancakes? Yum!

Whats your favourite pancake flavour / topping combo?