Irish Pancakes

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Pancakes are not only eaten in the United States: the Irish also have their own version of this breakfast staple! They are called “irish pancakes” in English, and it is a delight of the Gods! Very close to their American neighbour, it is a thick pancake, which the Irish love! They are usually eaten with a sweet accompaniment: melted chocolate, honey, jam… There are no limits!

Irish Pancakes

A sweet treat to start the day

Irish Pancakes, (called Scotch Pancake in Northern Ireland) are thick pancakes made with baking soda and buttermilk. No need for egg whites: their version is light and tasty at the same time.

Smaller and more generous than traditional Breton pancakes, these pancakes are easy to make and ultra gourmet.

They are usually eaten at the Irish Breakfast (the traditional Irish breakfast), with jam, honey, orange marmalade, chocolate, or sugar… But the more gourmet also like it with the traditional Canadian maple syrup, whipped cream, or strawberries, raspberries or bananas (it’s all about greed and imagination: the more greedy, the better! Beware though: pancake is not really known to be a diet food))

In terms of taste, it’s a treat! Sweet, light, mellow. The pancake also goes perfectly with salty ingredients! A fried egg, a bit of bacon, and hop: this breakfast of champions will put you in the best position to start the day!

It should be noted that some establishments offering Irish breakfasts sometimes offer this type of dish on their menus. In this case, don’t hesitate and go for it! Economical, they generally cost less than 4 or 5€.

Recipe for Irish Pancakes


  • 250 g flour
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 egg


  • Glass the sifted flour in a bowl.
  • Add the baking soda, salt and sugar.
  • Make one then in the middle and break the egg there.
  • Then add the buttermilk, and stir until a homogeneous and liquid mixture is obtained.
  • Heat a frying pan lightly greased with a knob of butter.
  • When your pan is hot, take a ladle of pasta and make pasta rounds directly in the pan.
  • Flip the pancakes over and let them brown
  • Just serve hot and enjoy!

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