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    Scotch pancakes

    These soft, thick pancakes topped with aromatic Scottish honey and buttery pears make a special breakfast treat. The pancakes can be made ahead and frozen until needed, layered between sheets of baking parchment.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 25 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes 35 minutes

    Serves: 4


    50g butter
    50g plain flour
    50g wholemeal flour
    15g baking powder
    25g golden caster sugar
    2 medium eggs
    2 tbsp Waitrose Scottish Heather Honey, plus extra to serve
    125ml semi-skimmed milk
    3 medium English pears, about 400g


    1. Gently melt half the butter and leave to cool slightly. Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the eggs, honey and milk and whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in the melted butter.
    2. Heat a heavy-based non-stick frying pan or griddle pan until hot. Reduce the heat to medium and add a small knob of the remaining butter. Spoon in a tablespoonful of mixture to make an 8-10cm round. Cook for 1 minute or until air bubbles start to form on the surface. Turn the pancake over and cook the other side for 30 seconds or until just golden. Set aside and keep warm. Continue with the remaining mixture to make 12 pancakes.
    3. Slice the pears lengthways. Return the pan to a high heat and add the remaining butter and the pear slices. Fry for 2 minutes or until golden on both sides. Serve the pancakes warm, topped with the pear and drizzled with honey.

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    Instead of making your own pancakes, use Waitrose Scotch Pancakes instead.


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