Recipe: Scotch Pancakes

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A pancake that’s not only a teatime treat but is equally delicious fried with bacon and egg for breakfast, if you manage to have any left over. Scotch Pancakes are also known as Drop Scones


  • Half an ounce (15g) butter
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 1tbsp glolden syrup
  • 6oz (175g) plain flour
  • 1tsp cream of tartar
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • quarter pint (150ml) milk
  • 1oz (25g) caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Place the syrup, butter and 1tbsp of milk into a small pan, heat gently until ingredients are melted then leave to cool
    2. Sift the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl then make a well in the center
    3. Add the egg, melted ingredients and half the milk before using a spoon to mix into a thick batter
    4. Stir in the remaining milk, beat for a couple of minutes until the batter has a thick coating consistency
    5. Stand for 15 minutes
    6. Lightly grease a griddle or heavy based frying pan warmed over a medium heat
    7. Drop tablespoons of the batter onto the pan of griddle and cook until bubbles rise to the surface and burst
    8. Turn the pancakes over with a palette knife and continue cooking until a golden brown
    9. When the pancakes are cooked. Place them between two clean tea-towels on a wire rack
    10. Serve buttered and top with syrup or jam


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