Cook like a celebrity: great pancake recipes from your favourite Scottish chefs

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What do you get when you mix pancakes, Scottish produce and recipes from some of the country’s finest celebrity chefs? An extravaganza of tastes that’s guaranteed to satisfy taste buds of even the fussiest diners.

Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday, as it’s also known, is just around the corner. Falling on 4 March this year – have you decided yet what your pancake topping will be?

Whether you like them smothered in crème fraîche and loaded with berries or topped with creamy cheese and ham – we’ve teamed up with some of the Scottish restaurant industry’s biggest names to get you inspired and celebrate celebrity style this year!

8 great pancake recipes over the next six days

Stay tuned over the next six days as we bring you some divine pancake recipes. Including handy and easy-to-follow preparation and cooking instructions, there’ll be no huffing and puffing when mixing your batter this time, we promise. Instead, prepare to shine when you serve your elegant, crisp and lacy  pancakes with Scotland-inspired toppings.

So get your frying pan and mittens at the ready, don your chef’s hat and start flipping – we’re kicking off the pancake fun!

First up is the only chef in Scotland with two Michelin-stars, chef Andrew Fairlie of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles Hotel in the beautiful Perthshire surroundings.

Chef Andrew Fairlie

Chef Andrew Fairlie

Potato & Beremeal Flour Pancakes with Marburry Salmon, Crème Fraîche and Isle of Bute Pepper Dulce

Featuring ancient ingredients like beremeal flour from the only working watermill on the northern island of Orkney, and the very best hand-smoked salmon from Galloway in the far south of Scotland, this is Andrew Fairlie’s take on classic blinis, inspired by great Scottish ingredients.

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Chef Neil Forbes

Chef Neil Forbes

Beremeal Pancakes with Loch Duart Salmon, Connage Highland Dairy Crowdie and Phantassie Organic Beetroot

Using beremeal flour from Orkney and combining Loch Duart Salmon from the north west coast of Sutherland, award-winning Crowdie cheese from Connage Highland Dairy near Inverness and Phantassie Organic Beetroot which is grown in East Lothian, it makes for a great brunch or lunch.

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Chef Mark Greenaway

Chef Mark Greenaway

Crêpes with Clootie Dumpling and Perthshire Heather Honey

A sweet and suitably Scottish twist on the French crêpe, this dessert is perfect for rounding off an evening meal. Combining the clootie dumpling, which is a rich fruit pudding, and sweet heather Perthshire honey, it could be paired with a whisky as a final touch.

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Chef Tom Kitchin

Chef Tom Kitchin

Rhubarb pancakes

Rhubarb is a great springtime ingredient to pop onto your pancakes for a seasonal Scottish flavour. Adding orange to bring out the fruity taste, this dish would make a delightful treat on a lazy Sunday morning.

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Chef Nick Nairn @ Ashley Coombes

Chef Nick Nairn

Tattie and Herb Pancake with Smoked Haddock & Poached Egg

Make this comforting recipe using Scottish tatties and smoked haddie. There is a strong tradition of smoking fish in Scotland, including  Aberdeenshire’s Finnan Haddie, which is haddock that has been cold smoked to a pale straw-yellow colour

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Chef Graeme Pallister

Chef Graeme Pallister

Scotch Pancakes with Rainbow Trout

Classic Scotch pancakes form the base for this intriguingly flavoured appetiser. Balancing the Perthshire rainbow trout flavour is a creamy horseradish sauce, and all is served with soft boiled quail eggs and herbs atop.

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Chef Craig Sandle

Chef Craig Sandle

Bannocks with Caramelised Bananas, Vanilla Ice-cream and Caramel Sauce

Adding a twist to one of Scotland’s oldest and most famed sweet treats, Chef Craig Sandle serves traditional bannocks with caramelised bananas, vanilla ice-cream and caramel sauce. Sounds heavenlicious, doesn’t it? I’m sure Queen Victoria, who favoured this tea treat, would have approved.

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Chef Tony Singh

Chef Tony Singh

Haddock Pancakes with Zingy Salsa

Why not try Chef Tony Singh’s twist on the traditional pancakes and see how he’s transformed it using oriental spices? Add the smokiness of the haddock and the tart, zingy salsa and you’re guaranteed to wow any dinner party.

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Why not try some of these recipes and let us know how you got on? Or even better – why not share YOUR favourite pancake recipe? Find us on Facebook, Twitter, G+ – we want to hear from you!

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Aldona Krzemien

Media Editor at VisitScotland
Originally from Poland, she's now based in Edinburgh and can't imagine life without four things: travels, photography, fishing for antiques and haggis!