How to make Simple Scotch Pancakes


  • 225g (2 cups) plain flour
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) cream of tartar
  • 2.5ml (1/2 a teaspoon) Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2.5ml (1/2 a teaspoon) Salt
  • 25g butter
  • 1 medium-sized egg
  • 1/2 pint (1 cup) buttermilk

Gather your ingredients.

Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.

Add the egg.

Make a hole in the middle of the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon and then add the egg. Break the yolk.

Pour in the buttermilk, mixing quickly to make a thick batter.

Do not overbeat, as this would develop the gluten in the flour and prevent the pancakes from rising.


Drop large dollops on a lightly-greased, hot griddle or heavy frying-pan. Be sure to flip over and cook a few minutes on each side. If you’re making a large batch, place the pancakes on an oven-safe plate, and put it in the oven. Add the pancakes to the plate as they finish cooking.


Butter, syrup, fresh strawberries or blueberries, whipped cream etc

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