Scotch Pancakes

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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These are made with a thicker batter than pancakes and traditionally are cooked on a griddle or you can use a heavy-based frying pan. Flavourings such as honey, grated lemon rind, mixed spice, grated apple or sultanas can be added. This recipe makes about 20 pancakes.


  • 250 g (8 oz) plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon


  1. Mix the batter as for pancakes. Heat a griddle or frying pan until hot but not smoking. Grease lightly with oil. Drop 2 or 3 tablespoons batter on to the griddle at a time.