Freezer friendly Scotch Pancakes for the holidays

25 Jul

Hello Its the summer holidays here in the UK which means we have the children at home for 6 weeks. If you are like me and you get a bit sick of seeing these insta-perfect families on your newsfeed the following cheat I’m about to share is utter genius and you all really wanna know how to make Freezer friendly Scotch Pancakes right?

Pancakes, most kids love em, and lets face it how many times a week do we have the time to make a batch of pancakes? If you are like me, then its probably only gonna happen on pancake day, you know its the truth so don’t hate me for stating it .

Heres a great way of saving the washing up (cos no one likes to wash up, besides dont the fairies do that job?).

You will need the following

Dry Ingredients

  • 300grams of Self raising flour
  • 60grams of caster sugar
  • 1 and a half tsps of baking powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml of milk (plus a little extra to thin if its too thick)

Ingredients In a bowl first shift all your dry ingredients together and stir well.

Then make a well in the centre and add the 2 eggs and the 200ml of milk.Milk wellUsing a whisk, stir until nice and smooth. I found my mixture was a bit too thick and added perhaps another 100ml of milk too thin it down. But you do want it to be a nice thick mixture. BatterGrease your pan with a small amount of oil and get it hot. I find using my ceramic pan for cooking pancakes is great as it require very little oil and I can use my rubber spatula to turn the pancakes over very easily.

Place a tbsp of mixture into the centre, I like to try and get them as round as possible so they resemble the scotch pancakes you see on TV etc. But you can do them any shape you want.Tablespoon of batterYou will know they are ready to turn over when they start to look like little crumpets, or honeycomb, little bubbles will pop and appear.Bubbly topsTurn over and cook the other side for a minute or so, until its as golden as the first side. They are already looking like proper scotch pancakes, mmmmmm.Turn over after bubblesThen put the pancake onto a cooling rack and allow to cool. Continue this process until you have used all your mixture. I got 19 out of this batch, and that will last more then a week for us, but if you want more, simply double the batch up to make more. You can also cook more then one at a  time in the pan.Makes alot out of one batchOnce they have all cooled down, use a baking tray and cover it with greaseproof paper and place the pancakes on it. Cover with another layer and repeat with the pancakes until you have them all on the tray, and then pop them in the freezer. Once they have frozen, you can pop them into a zip lock freezer bag and put them somewhere the kids can grab them. Freeze in layers All they need to do is pop 2 on a plate, and pop in the microwave for 1-2 mins depending on your oven wattage. We have found 1 minute is enough with our 800w microwave, and then my son tops with yogurt, banana and honey. Freezer friendly Scotch PancakesI love being able to say we had pancakes for breakfast, when all we really did was pull some pre-made pancakes out the freezer and microwave them. Super easy food for the holidays, and even may allow some extra time in bed if your kiddos are responsible enough to pop them on a plate and cook them themselves.