Scotch Pancakes

Scotch pancakes are one the quickest and easiest treats to make. They are also very inexpensive.

People from outside Scotland might refer to them as 'Drop Scones', but you'll find the delicious traditional Scones being served. These of course differ completely from the Potato Scones which you would be served at Breakfast.

When I was growing up and my family didn't have much money, and unexpected visitors turned up, my Mum would often disappear into the kitchen to put the kettle on for a cup of tea.

She would return within a short period not only with a tray with the cups, saucers, teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl (we didn't use mugs in those days!). But she would also have a plate full of freshly-made, piping hot scotch pancakes, and either her own homemade raspberry jam (or 'jelly' as people in USA call it).

Our guests always enjoyed it. By the way, if you would like to share a Scottish Recipe with others on this site please contribute HERE.

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Scotch pancakes

So try it for yourself - and give your guests a treat. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, tea, or dinner.

Scotch Pancakes
with raspberry jam and cream

Scotch Pancakes

Scotch Pancakes


8 oz /250 gms self-raising flour
4 oz /125 gms caster sugar
2 beaten eggs
pinch of salt
Milk to mix


  • Mix the flour, salt and sugar together

  • Add the well-beaten egg

  • Add the milk to make a thick batter

  • Heat a well-greased girdle (griddle)or pan

  • Drop a spoonful of batter at a time on to it

  • Do as many spoonfuls as the girdle will take

  • Cook on one side until it browns.

  • When it starts to rise up and bubble, turn then over and bake on the other side

  • When cooked - place on a clean tea-towel, cover them over until the next batch is ready

Serve while still warm with golden syrup, whipped cream or maybe homemade raspberry jam.


If you live in Canada or North America and would like to purchase some Scottish Food from the USA, you can order it from Caledonian Kitchen Med - and they will ship it to you.

If you like this recipe for Scotch Pancakes, then see also the following:-

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Valentine's Meal - Try the recipes I've chosen for Valentine's Day - starting with Smoked Salmon Mousse followed by Steak in a Whisky and Pepper Sauce, and finishing with a delicious Chocolate Cream.
Mothers' Day - A simple menu of Cottage Pie followed by rhubarb crumble.
Christmas Cake - Do try this recipe for a traditional Christmas cake.
Black Bun - This rich and traditional dish is a favourite all year round but especially at Christmas time.
Clootie Dumpling - This rich and traditional dish is a favourite all year round but especially at Christmas time.
Christmas Pudding - This traditional pudding is usually served on Christmas day throughout the UK as well as Scotland.
Cullen Skink - This famous fish soup is made with smoked haddock.
Trout in oatmeal - This traditional and famous dish made with local ingredients.
Roast Turkey - This simple recipe will be ideal for Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Roast Venison - Make Christmas, Thanksgiving or other celebration special by serving roast venison to your guests.
Best Scone Recipes - Try the plain, fruit or the cheese scones.
Famous Shortbread Recipes - Have a look at some variations of shortbread recipes.
Haggis - Try this world-famous dish.
Pretend Haggis. If you can't face the 'real' thing, try this easy-to-make pretend haggis recipe.
Forfar Bridie - Try this filling meat 'pastie'.
Raspberry Recipes - See what you can do with a punnet of delicious raspberries, including the famous dessert, Crannachan.
Scotch Broth - See the recipe for hearty Scotch Broth.
Scotch Eggs - A simple recipe for you to try. Can be served hot or cold.
Scotch Pancakes - A quick, inexpensive treat for your guests.
Potato Scones - Serve Potato (or tattie) scone as part of the traditional Scottish Breakfast.
Tablet - Indulge in this delicious, but sweet Scottish confectionery.
Scottish Leek Soup Recipes - Try these two famous Scottish Leek Soup Recipes.
Scottish Lorne Sausages - Try this everyday dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Scotch Pies - This Traditional pie is made with mutton or lamb.
Porridge - Try a bowl of this famous Scottish breakfast dish.
Savoury Mince Pie - This delicious but simple pie is served in households across Scotland.
Salmon Patties - A variation on the Fish Cake - but using Scottish oats.
Traditional Fish and Chips in Batter. - If you're visiting Scotland - do try this from a good Fish and Chip Shop. But if you want to make it yourself, here's the recipe. Serve with 'mushy' peas.
Stovies - Try this simple, everyday dish, can be made with lamb, corned beef or even sausages.

Also look at some of the recipes contributed by visitors to this site.
Grandma Wright's Clootie Dumpling, Mince and Tatties, Quick Microwave Christmas Pudding, Cup of Tea Cake, Scottish Recipe against a Sore Throat, Gaelic Coffee, Mealy Potatoes, Scot's Pepper Pleasure Boat

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