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Scotch Pancakes

Yesterday Scotland went to the polls and voted on independence from the United Kingdom. 85% of electorate voted and 54% of them voted "No". Scotland remains in the UK.

I don't know how I would have voted, but I thought I'd like some drop scones today. In some households these are called "Scotch Pancakes". They are delicious warm with butter and jam or lemon curd.
For a savoury twist serve with grilled smoked rashers and honey or maple syrup.
If I can't find fine oatmeal I put rolled porridge oats into the food processor and process until it's a fine meal.

175g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
4tsp sugar
75g fine oatmeal
1 large egg

Sift the flour and baking into a bowl and stir in the salt, sugar and oatmeal.
Make a well in the centre and add the egg, start mixing in the egg with a whisk and as it gets thicker add splashes of milk and keep mixing, until you have a batter the consistency of double cream.

Heat a frying or a griddle and grease with butter.
When hot spoon large spoonfuls of the batter onto the pan and let them cook for a minute until brown underneath and then flip them over and let them cook for a moment.

Remove them from the pan and keep warm in a low oven until they are all cooked.


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