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Scottish Pancakes - Nan Ross'

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Prep: 8 minutes Cook: 20 minutes

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18-20 Pancakes

My mother made these pancakes frequently, especially during summer months. We would pick wild raspberries that were made into jam & my mother would make batches of pancakes to serve with the jam. Just reminds me of summer!

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  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk (250 ml)
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 8 oz self-raising flour
  • 1 oz butter/margarine
  • 1 dessert spoon syrup
  • 1 level teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 level teaspoon cream of tartar


  1. Place syrup & butter/margarine in microwavable dish & melt gently in microwave for about 45-60 seconds.

  2. In a bowl, beat egg, milk & sugar. Add flour, baking powder & cream of tartar, mix.

  3. Add slightly cooled melted syrup & butter/margarine to rest of ingredients in bowl, mix well.

  4. Heat & grease girdle (or heavy based frying pan). Drop approximately a tablespoon of mixture on to girdle/pan. When bubbles begin to form on surface, turn pancake & cook other side. Cook until golden or darker if you like. If using a frying pan only cook 3-4 at a time to allow easier turning.

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