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.
|Cooper cracking eggs.|
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.
So you'll be wanting the recipe?
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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.
- 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
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!
Yield 12 pancakes
More Pancakes? Check out three more of my pancake stacks.
- Homemade Marshmallow Fluff and Melted Chocolate Pancake Stack
- Creme Egg Pancake Stack
- Chocolate and Lemon Curd Pancake Stack with Whipped Cream
Happy Pancake Day!