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Pancakes are made the world over, with every culture adding their own regional flavour.  Try our delicious Scottish recipe, and for a real highland twist, why not substitute a third of the flour for rolled oats. ..And for a fruity alternative throw in a handful of raisens before cooking the batter.

Lovely for breakfast, dessert or afternoon tea, eat with your favourite accompaniment.  I find them totally yummy served with a drizzle of maple syrup.  ….Alternatively you could try a handful of red berries and some Greek yoghurt, or vanilla ice cream.


125g flour
1½ tsp baking powder
1 egg
300ml milk
1 tbsp golden caster sugar




  1. Put the flour, baking powder, egg, milk and sugar in a large bowl and whisk together
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan, add a little butter and pour in a small amount of batter
  3. Once the top of the pancake has bubbled and set, turn over with a palette knife and cook on the other side
  4. Repeat until you have enough pancakes 
  5. Stack the pancakes in a pile, serve and devour!

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These are delicious oaty biscuits all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland.  They are easy to make with the bairns, and aye they taste really rather scrummy!

For information on where to stay and what to do in the beautiful city of Edinburgh visit www.edinburghselfcatering.org. 


125 g rolled oats
125g plain flour
110g brown sugar
150g margarine or butter
1 egg
1/2 teasp baking soda
1/2 teasp vanilla essence
handful of chocolate chips, raisins, or anything else you fancy 

What to do  

Stirring the Mixture 
  1. Put everything into a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Take a spoonful of mixture at a time, make into a biscuity shape and place on a greased baking tray.
  3. Put the biscuits in the oven for around 20 minutes at 170 C
  4. Allow to cool and enjoy!

And did you know that Oatmeal has a long history in Scottish culinary traditions because oats are better suited than wheat to the short, wet growing season.  

Ancient Scottish Universities had a holiday called Meal Monday to permit students to return to their farms and collect more oats for food. 

Scotland is full of fascinating history and if you are planning a trip visit www.edinburghselfcatering.org for lots of rather useful information! 


Fantastic views from our Edinburgh apartment available to book at http://www.edinburghselfcatering.org

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