Lemon & Raisin Scotch Pancakes

American Style Pancakes, Canadian Pancakes, small pancakes, griddle pancakes

My favourite shop bought pancakes are fluffy lemon & raisin ones so I thought I’d set about making my own for Pancake Day aka Shrove Tuesday which is next Tuesday 4th March. It’s the day before Ash Wednesday which is the 1st day of lent – traditionally a time for fasting and penance in the Christian calendar. So the idea is to use up all your rich foods like eggs, butter and flour in a feast of pancakes before the start of lent!

American Style Pancakes, Canadian Pancakes, small pancakes, griddle pancakes

The good thing about these pancakes is that if there’s someone in your family (eg my daughter) who doesn’t like dried fruit then you can just omit it for their portion. These pancakes didn’t last long in our house and my daughter had almost eaten hers before I’d got them to the table; but then show me a kid who doesn’t like pancakes! We had these pancakes with some delicious home-made Lemon Curd which I shall be posting very soon!

American Style Pancakes, Canadian Pancakes, small pancakes, griddle pancakes

Oxo Goodgrips £8To help with my pancake making I was sent 2 very useful items from Oxo to help me. The first was the Oxo Goodgrips Batter Dispenser (£8) which I found very useful for dispensing just the right amount of batter onto the griddle, it also had a handy base to rest on. The only downside was that some of my fluffy pancake mixture stayed adhered to the inside of the dispenser. The second was the Oxo Goodgrips Flip and Fold Omelette Turner (£8) which was also great for flipping my pancakes on my non-stick griddle. It has a silicone rounded head which is heat resistant up to 315°C and is dishwasher safe.

As this recipe is so frugal I am entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Helen of Fuss Free Flavours and is hosted this month by Angela of My Golden Pear. I am also entering it into Javelin Warrior’s Made with Love Mondays challenge as these pancakes are totally made from scratch. The Four Seasons Food Challenge theme this month is Food from the Heart and is hosted this month by Anneli and alternately with Louisa of Eat Your Veg, I think these pancakes fit that theme perfectly. I’m entering Ren Behan’s Simple and in Season event as a small bird told me that lemons are in season right now! And finally I’m submnitting my pancakes to Sarah of Maison Cupcake’s challenge Dead Easy Desserts as these pancakes are so versatile!

Credit Crunch MunchMade with Love Mondays


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Lemon & Raisin Scotch Pancakes
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Scotch Pancakes or Griddle Pancakes are delicious hot or cold for tea time snack or stacked up for a comforting dessert with your favourite topping.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg, separated
  • 150 mls Semi-skimmed milk
  • 25g Butter
  • Grated zest of 1 small lemon
  • Handful of raisins or currants
  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and caster sugar into a large bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre and quickly stir in the egg yolk, milk, lemon zest and melted butter with a wooden spoon.
  3. Whisk the egg white until it forms stiff peaks and quickly fold into the mixture.
  4. Heat and lightly grease a griddle pan (or frying pan if you don’t have one).
  5. The pan is the right temperature when a drop of water splutters on the surface.
  6. Using a small ladle or batter dispenser drop enough batter onto the griddle to form pancakes of about 7cm (3 in) in size.
  7. Sprinkle a few raisins/currants onto the wet batter. Making 3 at a time works well.
  8. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and they look slightly dry, turn and cook the other side until golden brown.
  9. When cooked, either serve immediately, keep warm on a plate covered with foil over a pan of simmering water or serve cold.
  10. Top with butter, jam, honey, syrup or lemon curd.
  11. Should make 12 pancakes depending on size.


American Style Pancakes, Canadian Pancakes, small pancakes, griddle pancakes

Home made lemon curd really hits the spot!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Oxo for the Batter Dispenser and Omelette Turner, I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.

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  1. tiggerific1973

    These are my all time favourite! I will try these at weekend :)

    1. Camilla

      Oh yes, they’re really yummy:-)

  2. hannah walker

    Looks delicious will be trying these pancakes soon.

    1. Camilla

      Well pancake day must be around the corner now:-)

  3. Maya Russell

    I have some raisins & dried cranberries to use up – hope to make these.

    1. Camilla

      Fab, enjoy:-)

  4. Ursula Hunt

    Love these pancakes make a great sunday brunch

  5. Ann Robinson

    I’ve made scotch pancake before but not with lemon or raison, normally my family are eating them as soon as they come out of the pan/griddle

    1. Camilla

      I know that feeling LOL:-)

  6. Anne Dalzell

    I am embarrassed to announce that in all my years i’ve never had lemon curd or pancakes or anywhere else for that matter!!! This is something i will have to remedy

    1. Camilla

      Oh dear, well this is definitely something you need to remedy right away! I’d start by making my Granny’s Quick Lemon Curd!:-)

  7. William Gould

    I love the shop bought lemon and raisin ones, never though to make them myself!

    1. Camilla

      And nor had I until then:-)

  8. Paul Wilson

    I should make some of these in honour of the games.

  9. bev

    Always wondered how to make these – now I know! Thanks!

  10. Felicity Kelly

    I adore these, will give it a go!!!

  11. Carolyn Clapham

    I made these today and they went down a treat. When I make them again I will have to increase the quantities though, as the little people ate more than their share, hardly leaving any for me. :)

    1. Camilla

      Super – yes it’s amazing how many pancakes little (and big) people can eat. Glad you all enjoyed them:-)

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