15 February 2015

Chocolate Chip and Raisin Scotch Pancakes

stack of pancakes

It's nearly Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day as it is often called. Everywhere I look I see pancakes. It's a pancake frenzy!

I just couldn't resist. I had to join in.

cracking eggs
Cooper cracking eggs.
I decided there had to be chocolate. I sent Cooper to rummage in my baking supplies and he found some super chocolately dark chocolate chips that were just what we needed. Cooper loves raisins, so we decided to add some of those too. It was a team effort from development to flipping. Admittedly some of the egg missed the jug and ended up on the floor, but hey they turned out great and we had a lot of fun.

Pancakes are so simple and so quick to throw together, I don't know why I don't make them more often. They're great for breakfast, a snack and add a dollop of ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce and you have an indulgent dessert.

Wait I do know why I don't make them very often. Every year at this time I go into pancake overdrive. I eat them too often and then I'm scunnered with them and the love affair is over. After that I pretty much forget all about them until February rolls round again.

choc chip pancakes

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Chocolate Chip & Raisin Scotch Pancakes
Traditional Scottish pancakes studded with chocolate chips and raisins. So quick to make and very light and fluffy. Eat them warm and the chocolate is still heavenly melty.

Ingredients
  • 120g self-raising four
  • 30g caster sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 50g dark chocolate chips
  • 50g raisins
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ pint/1 cup/250ml milk
Instructions
1. Rub your frying pan with a little oil and heat on a medium heat until the pan is really hot.2. Sift your flour into a bowl, then pour in the sugar, salt, chocolate chips and raisins. Mix well together.3. Whisk your milk and egg together. Make a well in the middle of your flour and pour in most of the egg mixture. You want it to be like thick pouring cream, you may not need all the liquid.4. Try a teaspoon full of your batter in your frying pan, to test if it is hot enough. It should bubble up in less than a minute, then cook on the other side for just a few seconds. You should have a teeny golden pancake.5. Now cook off the rest of your batter. Each pancake is made from a tablespoon of batter. They will take about 3 minutes each. Turn them when they start to bubble. You can have a sneak peek underneath using a palette knife to check it they are ready to turn. I can cook three at a time in my frying pan, but you have to make sure there is room between them.6. Serve the pancakes warm with maple syrup. 7. Enjoy!

Details
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Yield 12 pancakes




More Pancakes? Check out three more of my pancake stacks. 

scottish pancakes 
  1. Homemade Marshmallow Fluff and Melted Chocolate Pancake Stack
  2. Creme Egg Pancake Stack
  3. Chocolate and Lemon Curd Pancake Stack with Whipped Cream

Happy Pancake Day!

31 comments:

  1. What an impressive stack - I saw a little school kid with some pancake art she had done in class and was so confused I almost went home and made pancakes today! Still not sure what pancakes to make for tomorrow but we do have pancakes often - they are just always the same banana oat ones that sylvia loves which is ok because I love them too.

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    1. Banana oat pancakes, now those sound good! I must look for your recipes Johanna.

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  2. I know, it's hard not to join in, particularly when pancakes are just so good and anyway, everyone has their own particular take on how they make theirs. Yours looks so good, love the stack and love the scotchness of them all!

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    1. Thanks Dom, I was rather pleased with them :)

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  3. They look so fluffy and delicious. I'm coming round to yours for breakfast! ;)

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  4. These look brilliantly fluffy and light as a cloud. Too bad that doesn't mean they are as calorie-free as clouds ;-) Great photos, Jac. That must've taken some restraint to get these. Most would have been left with a few choccy smears!

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    1. Haha no, nor calorie free at all, but little slender boys need there calories for all that running about and mummies can have one or two. Ohh they were yum!

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  5. Melty chocolate chips in pancakes sounds divine, plus a few raisins counts as a fruit portion right? ;)

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  6. Oooh, those look so good! My mom always used to make us Scotch pancakes although we called them crumpets (cue major confusion when I moved to the UK!). Love those super-dark choc chips... Happy pancake day!

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    1. We have crumpets top. but they are yeasted and bubbled not smooth like these. the world of food, globally can be very confusing.

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  7. Melting chocolate chips in a panake - I'm in and with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and maybe some sliced banana yummy:-) Happy Pancake Day!

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    1. Oh yes, both of those would be great with them and voila you have dessert.

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  8. MOUTH DRIBBLING!!!!! The amazing photos are almost allowing me to taste them. Going to make ASAP :D

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  9. OMG Those look amazing, I'm not a fan of normal pancakes, but quite like the thick Scottish ones.

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  10. Those look amazing! we had the usual Lemon & sugar, then toblerone, and milkybar! xx

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    1. Brilliant Natalie. Now milky bar sounds like a good plan.

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  11. Wow you've made these look delish! I made paper thin Delia ones - but might now whip up a batch of these nice thick ones :)

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    1. Ahh, I prefer this kind, although I wouldn't turn down a pancake :)

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  12. what an amazing stack of pancakes please please share x

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    1. Thanks Claire. Sorry they are all gone, but you can whip them up super quick.

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  13. Glad I saw this post this morning, we had our usual big pancakes on pancake day but fancied making these for breakfast, no chocolate in the house so we used raisins and instead of measuring the ingredients like I usually do I just chucked it all in a bowl and whisked it by hand (usually I use the electric whisk) and I surprised myself, the batter came out great and the pancakes were delicious :)

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    1. Brilliant Lucy. Glad you enjoyed them and less work is always best. They really need no more than a stir to incorporate.

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  14. What a mouthwatering stack Jaq. These would be minichef approved

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  15. Super awesome stack of pancakes. Oh so yummy!

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