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Make your Pancake Day a Scottish one!

Make your Pancake Day a Scottish one!
By Monica

Back in the day when pancake ingredients such as milk, eggs and butter were forbidden during lent there was a dedicated day to use these up so they didn't go to waste. This day is now commonly known as Pancake Day!

Pancakes

In Scotland there are various traditional treats to be made on this day. For one, there is the Scotch Pancake (also known as a dropped scone) which originates from a traditional Scottish scone. In the past it was typically cooked on a griddle for the flat surface, however, for ease today a lot of people use a pan. The pancake itself is thicker and smaller than the typical fluffy American pancake.

Want to try something slightly different? Why not try a Scots crumpet? These use the same ingredients as pancakes and are wider than the English crumpets. The crumpets are traditionally rolled up before eating and are best served with butter and jam.

Recipes for either of these are widely available on the internet - happy flipping!