Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey for Scotland and Best of British



Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey


Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey

Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey

for Scotland and Best of British

How I LOVE Britain’s diverse and unique cuisine……from John O’ Groats to Land’s End, and in-between of course, we are a nation rich in regional  recipes; dishes and ingredients that take advantage of the our farming heritage, as well as the seas that surround our wonderful island kingdom. You only have to think of some of the more famous of recipes and ingredients, and a culinary journey starts already……Clotted Cream, Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, Saffron, Scallops, Oysters, Eccles Cakes, Kentish Apples and Hops, Treacle Toffee, Yorkshire Pudding, Baps and Bloomers, Black Bun, Honey, Cheeses of all types, Bath Chaps, Chelsea Buns, Fat Rascals, Cullen Skink, Eton Mess, Laver Bread, Potted Shrimps……..and the list goes on…..



Scotch Pancakes with Scottish Heather Honey


Scotch Pancakes with Scottish Heather Honey

With such a range of exciting recipes and ingredients to “play with”, when Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen announced that the Best of British Blog Challenge journey was going to Scotland, I was in a bit of a fluster, as HOW on earth could I narrow my entry down to just one recipe or maybe two? I already post a lot of Scottish fish and seafood recipes on a regular basis, so, I wanted to try something different; bread was an idea, but again, one of my most popular posts on the blog is the recipe for Scottish Morning Rollsso I ruled bread out too…..however, baking was still an option, as there are few areas of Britain that can rival the quality and range of the Scottish Tea Time Table.…..with its scones, Dundee cake, scotch pancakes, shortbread, oatcakes, flapjacks etc. So, baking was still my preferred option for my entry…….



Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey for Scotland and Best of British


Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey for Scotland and Best of British

It was my MUCH-LOVED and old griddle (girdle) that provided the answer…..I decided to make a batch of authentic Scotch Pancakes, or Scotch Griddle Cakes, and serve them with some AMAZING Scottish Heather Honey that I had in my pantry….and this recipe not only represents the culinary baking excellence of Scotland, but also uses one of it’s most delicious exports by way of the honey. Plus, with the appalling weather we have been having this summer, this is just the kind of recipe to make for a dull summer’s eve……I nearly said dull winter’s eve! Pancakes of ALL sorts are much-loved in my house, and these made a WONDERFUL Sunday morning breakfast today……with the excess pancakes being popped into the freezer for another day.



Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey for Scotland and Best of British


Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey for Scotland and Best of British

To tell you more about the Best of British eventNew World Appliances as proud BRITISH manufacturers of kitchen appliances are sponsoring this event for the first six months.  Each month, one entrant will be picked AT RANDOM to receive a £50 Amazon voucher.  And, at the end of the six month period we will have a regional showdown, with a judge to pick the best entry.  New World Appliances have kindly offered £300 of Amazon vouchers for the overall winner, so if you enter every month you have 6 chances to win the grand prize! This month is SCOTLAND, as you already know, and if you want to join in, the deadline is the 15th June, before we move on to another British region. Janice is hosting Scotland and Best of British here: Best of British – The Scottish Challenge



Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey for Scotland and Best of British


Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey for Scotland and Best of British

And here with a shake of my honey drizzler, and a smear of fresh butter, is my recipe and entry for Scotland’s Best of British, Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and see you soon with photos of my cookbook collection for Random Recipes, some wine pairing notes, more recipes and my NEW Monday Meal Plan too of course! Karen

Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey

Serves 12 Scotch Pancakes
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Allergy

Egg, Milk, Wheat
Dietary

Vegetarian
Meal type

Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc

Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Occasion

Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
Region British

By author

Karen S Burns-Booth

Griddle cakes, or Scotch pancakes are easy to make and are a wonderful addition to any teatime table or for something different for breakfast. I make mine on a traditional griddle, but any heavy based frying pan would be suitable. Serve these little pancake treats with butter and a drizzle of heather honey. Makes 12.

Ingredients

  • 225g/8 ozs self raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g/2 ozs caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten with enough milk to make 300ml/1/2 pint
  • Butter, to serve
  • Heather honey, to serve

Note

Griddle cakes, or Scotch pancakes are easy to make and are a wonderful addition to any teatime table or for something different for breakfast. I make mine on a traditional griddle, but any heavy based frying pan would be suitable. Serve these little pancake treats with butter and a drizzle of heather honey. Makes 12.

Directions

Step 1 Lightly grease a griddle (Girdle) with oil (not butter, as it will burn) then place on the hob to heat.
Step 2 Meanwhile, sift together the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl. Whisk together the milk and eggs in a separate bowl then pour the milk mixture into the flour. Whisk together to a smooth batter then test the griddle. Place a teaspoon of batter on the pan and if it sizzles and cooks in less than a minute the griddle is ready to use.
Step 3 Drop a tablespoon of the batter onto the griddle, smoothing the top with the back of the spoon. Allow the batter to cook until bubbles start to appear on the surface (about 3 to 4 minutes) then flip the pancake over using a palette knife. Continue cooking until the pancakes are golden brown and cooked through.
Step 4 Keep the pancakes warm and then serve with butter and heather honey.


Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey


Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey

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