Friday, June 3, 2011

Scotch pancakes

After many years of staunchly preferring thin English pancakes or French-style crepes, my kids have suddenly flipped over and been converted to the juicy wonders of Scotch pancakes (or fat pancakes, as they call them). This is the recipe they use.

200g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
300g milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vegetable oil

  1. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the baking powder and salt, mix well, add the milk, eggs and vegetable oil and whisk until you have a smooth, thick batter. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, until the surface is covered with little bubbles.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled, non-stick frying pan. When it is hot, pour half a ladle of pancake batter into it and cook for between 30 seconds and 1 minute. Flip over, and cook for another 30 seconds or so.
  3. Serve with the topping of your choice (melted chocolate, honey or just some butter).

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