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Scotch Pancakes

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Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 25 minutes

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12 Coaster sized pancakes

Simple to make Scotch pancakes. Slightly more dense than American ones but much sweeter!

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  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Few splashes of milk


  1. Add the flour and sugar to the bowl (for best results, use sieve).

  2. Add the eggs to the flour/sugar mix and whisk. You will now have a floury, dry, lumpy mixture.

  3. Smooth this mixture out by gradually adding and whisking in splashes of milk. The aim is to have a relatively thick, smooth batter, about the same consistency as thick double cream, so you will not need a lot of milk.

  4. Oil the pan using a brush. Don't just pour oil into the pan.

  5. As a rule of thumb the pancake is ready to be turned when bubbles start to form on the surface. Turn and cook until the surface is golden brown (in total about 2 minutes). Remove from pan and re-grease if necessary.

  6. TIP - Don't make them too big. The bigger the are the harder it is to cook evenly. Keep them hot in the oven at about 110c while you cook in batches.

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