Irish Pancakes

Irish Pancakes Recipe

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Lynn Clay


This recipe is from These are also called Scotch Pancakes in Northern Ireland. They must be cooked as soon as possible after mixing, as the acid in the Pancakes, buttermilk, starts to react with the baking soda at once. For that reason the griddle or pan should be heated before combining the ingredients.


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  • 2 c
    plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 large
  • 1 c

How to Make Irish Pancakes


  1. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Make a well in the middle with a wooden spoon and add the egg.
  3. Break the yolk and pour in the buttermilk, mixing quickly to a thick batter.
  4. Do not beat, as this would develop the gluten in the flour and prevent the pancakes from rising.
  5. Fry in large dollops on a lightly-greased, hot griddle or heavy frying-pan.
  6. Thickly spread with melting butter and syrup or jam.

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About Irish Pancakes

Course/Dish: Pancakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish

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