Delicious Scotch pancakes recipe

Pancake Day is often celebrated with French-style crepes. But why not go for a Scotch pancake instead, which are just as simple and utterly delicious.


  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • 20g butter
  • To serve: fresh fruit, fromage frais or your favourite toppings




  1. Tip the flour and sugar into a bowl and make a little well in the middle to break the eggs into.

  2. Add the eggs and a big splash of milk, and use a whisk to beat it into a thick batter, then slowly add the rest of the milk, whisking it constantly to make sure there are no lumps.

  3. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan, and then use a tablespoon to make circles of the batter around the edge. It's useful to be methodical, starting at 12'o clock, and working clockwise.

  4. When bubbles start to rise, then confidently flip the pancakes using a spatula, and cook for another half-minute on the other side.

  5. Serve immediately, with fresh fruit and fromage frais or whipped cream.