How to make a good Scotch Pancake!


170g self raising flour

2 level tsp baking powder

2 eggs

1 tbsp caster sugar

approx 200ml milk

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder& sugar together, make a well in the center of the mixture & add the eggs.
  2. Stir with a wooden spoon or whisk, adding the milk a little at a time until all ingredients are incorporated and there are no lumps
  3. Allow to sit for a few minutes, the mixture will thicken up a bit, add extra milk if it’s too thick. The consistency of the mixture should be similar to lightly whipped cream.
  4. Heat a tablespoonful of oil in a heavy based frying pan or girdle on a medium high heat, when just smoking use a wad of kitchen paper to rub oil over the pan surface & take off any excess oil.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of mixture onto the surface of the pan, turn when there are a good quantity of bubbles rising & cook on the other side.
  6. When cooked, remove from the pan to a cooling rack covered with a tea towel to keep warm.
  7. Grease the pan with the wad of kitchen roll again and repeat with the remaining mixture.

You can make the pancakes as big or small as you  like,

Depending on how light or dark you like your pancakes, adjust the temperature of the pan as you go.

If the pancake mixture is too thick, the mix may not have cooked for long enough before they are ready to remove from the pan, add a little extra milk to thin the mixture down.