Irish Pancakes also known as Scottish Pancakes

Baby Kato


This recipe has been placed here for play in Culinary Quest - Ireland. Recipe found at

These are also known as Scotch Pancakes, especially in the North of Ireland.

They must be cooked as soon as possible after mixing, because the acid in the buttermilk starts to react with the baking soda at once. For that reason the griddle or pan should be heated before combining the ingredients.


★★★★★ 2 votes

5 Min
5 Min
Pan Fry


Add to Grocery List

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

How to Make Irish Pancakes also known as Scottish Pancakes


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

Printable Recipe Card

About Irish Pancakes also known as Scottish Pancakes

Course/Dish: Pancakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

23 Blissful Blueberry Recipes

23 Blissful Blueberry Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

I mean, who doesn't love blueberries? From breakfast to dessert, these blueberry recipes are berry phenomenal.

What's The Buzz About Coffee Beans Recipe

What's the Buzz About Coffee Beans

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Chances are you are an avid coffee drinker. According to the National Coffee Associations 2013 online survey, 83% of people in the US drink coffee with an average of 3...