Scots Girdle Pancakes (Dropped Scones) and Girdle Crumpets

Preparation info

  • Yield:


    Pancakes – 16-18 crumpets
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Scots Cookery

Classic Scots Cookery

By Catherine Brown

Published 2003

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Cook’s Tip: The secret of making good pancakes is practise.


  • 225 g (8 oz) self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten


Heat girdle and grease. Test heat by sprinkling on some flour which should turn a light brown in a few minutes. Also judge heat by holding your hand over the girdle. It should feel hot, but not fiercely so.

To Make Pancake Mix

Sift the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the eggs, syrup, oil and most of the milk. Mix to a thick ‘pou