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Traditional Buttermilk Pancakes

Traditional Pancakes. This recipe is ideal for Pancake Tuesday or for a weekend breakfast. They are fast and easy to make and delicious with a topping of your choice.

traditional Scotch pancakes recipe

What you’ll need

Non stick frying pan.

Ingredients – Traditional Buttermilk Pancakes

  • 250g Plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml buttermilk (or full fat milk)
  • Pinch salt
scotch pancakes batter recipe


  1. Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and add the sugar and salt and mix in.
  2. Make a well in the bottom and add the egg and most but not all of the milk and whisk together until the batter is smooth and has a dropping consistency. Add more of the milk if required. Do NOT over mix.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle and grease with a little butter then for each pancake drop 1 large tablespoon of the batter onto the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on one side before turning over. They are ready to turn when the bubbles start to burst.
  4. Turn over and cook until golden on the other side.
  5. Serve warm with your choice of topping.
  6. These will keep for a few days and are great toasted.
scotch pancakes on the griddgle


For banana buttermilk pancakes, add a large mashed banana to the batter and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon if you like and cook as above.

You can use regular full fat milk instead of buttermilk.

If Crêpes are your preference find the Classic Pancakes – Crêpes recipe here

You can find lots of useful tips here on How To Make The Best Pancakes



Cakes safely in the oven, we took a little break over a cuppa to sample some of Mary Ann’s freshly baked scones and homemade damson jam, I genuinely don’t think I’ve ever tasted scones like it in my life, they literally melted in your mouth. So good in fact many of my fellow class attendees asked for her recipe which she was happy to share.

Sheena, Belfast Live

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