Almost everybody love pancakes, right?  But even more so when the kind of pancake is originally made by the Scots who are known to their culinary skills.  So what do you have when you get Scotch pancakes for breakfast? Well, a satisfying and hearty welcome for the new morning.

Scotch Pancakes
Scotch Pancakes



  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp. of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • ½ tsp. of salt
  • 25g of butter
  • 1 medium-sized egg
  • 1/2 pint (or an equivalent of 1 cup) of buttermilk
  • oil for greasing the pan


For garnish (options):

  • whipping cream
  • maple syrup
  • butter
  • margarine



  • measuring cups and spoons
  • sieve
  • skillet
  • brush for greasing the pan
  • wooden spoon
  • chocolate syrup



  1. Sift the flour using a sieve and mix in the rest of the dry ingredients.
  2. Make a hole at the middle of the flour mixture and drop the egg. Don’t forget to break the egg yolk before the next step.
  3. Pour the milk and stir to make a batter. Though you might just be tempted to quicken the process, it is crucial not to beat the batter too forceful.   Over-beating the batter will result in the formation of gluten, thus, the pancake won’t rise.
  4. Put skillet over a medium-low heat and brush the skillet with oil. Pour large dollops of batter into the skillet with enough space to accommodate even two.  Cook one side for a few minutes and flip onto the other side.  Do this until the batter is all finished.
  5. Serve with your choice of garnish like maple syrup, whipping cream, butter or margarine.
Scotch Pancakes
Scotch Pancakes