Scotch Pancakes Recipe (Drop Scones Recipe)

Scotch pancakes (drop scones)

  • makes 16
  • Easy

These light and fluffy Scotch pancakes make the ideal afternoon tea or breakfast treat. Enjoy warm with a slathering of butter.


Make these easy Scotch pancakes, then check out more delicious pancakes recipes such as our American pancakes, healthy banana pancakes, vegan pancakes and sourdough pancakes.

For more scone ideas, check out our classic scones, cheese scones and vegan scones



  • self-raising flour 300g
  • baking powder 1½ tsp
  • caster sugar 50g
  • eggs 2, beaten
  • whole milk 300-325ml
  • groundnut oil to fry


  • butter


  • Step 1

    Put the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl and stir. Gradually whisk in the egg and milk until you have a thick, smooth but spoonable batter.

  • Step 2

    Heat a non-stick frying pan to medium-hot and brush lightly with oil. Cooking 3 or 4 pancakes at a time, add large spoonfuls of batter to make small, 8cm rounds. Fry until small bubbles appear then flip and cook until golden. Serve warm with butter.

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