“ Type: Breads/Cakes „
Sainsbury's Scotch Pancakes
Description: Bakery items, 8 per package.
Recently I have been trying to lose the few extra pounds that I managed to put on over the festive season. I have been swapping takeaways for healthy meals and avoiding snacking too.
The healthy eating plan has been going really well and I am pleased with the results, but I do feel that it is okay to have a treat now and again and these Scotch pancakes are definitely a treat!
The pancakes come in packs of 8 and are wrapped in a yellow and clear cellophane wrapper which allows you to see the pancakes inside. They will cost you around £0.70.
The pancakes can be eaten hot or cold, I personally like to pop them into the microwave for around 20 seconds and then lightly spread with butter and lemon curd (or raspberry jam, or strawberry jam, or ice cream or Nutella!) but Mr Siamese lights to lightly toast them and eat them with bacon and maple syrup.
The pancakes are a gorgeous golden colour and very thick and fluffy. They have a lovely fresh taste and are sweet without being too sweet. They are also deliciously moist too.
Unfortunately, there are 79 calories in each pancake so you do have to be careful not to eat too many. But for a treat now and again, you cannot beat these, they are mouthwateringly tasty and well worth buying!
Ingredients are as follows;
Wheat flour, water, sugar, egg, invert sugar syrup, sunflower oil, whey powder, raising agents, disodium diphosphates, sodium carbonates, salt, preservative, potassium sorbate, acidity regulator and citric acid
I love these ready made pancakes and have tried loads of different ones from the supermarket. These Scotch Pancakes from Sainsburys are the best out of all of them though because they've got a mega fluffy texture and are only about 65p for 8 pancakes.
You cook them under the grill for a couple of minutes on each side or if you're doing the full pack you can just put them all in a bit of tin foil and stick them in the oven for a few minutes to warm through.
When they're cooked you want them so that they don't look any different but the top isn't quite as spongy feeling. Then you can either spread them with butter or drizzle maple syrup over them. My mates brother is working in Mcdonalds and he's given me LOADS of pots of their maple syrup, it's just right actually because the pot does 3 of these little pancakes perfect.
You can eat them with nothing on but I always like to treat these like the flat pancakes like you have on pancake day. Sugar and lemon juice goes good on them and so does chocolate sauce, maple syrup is deffo the best though and is lovely and sweet for breakfast and proper comfort food in the winter with a couple of sausages and some bacon.
They've got a nice taste, the pancakes are a bit salty and a bit sweet at the same time. If they're cooked right they'll have a kind of airy doughy taste and have that sort of texture too! They melt in your mouth but don't go all soggy when you put toppings on them, you have to be a bit careful if you're using lemon juice because it soaks into the pancake and you can overdo it and make them mega sour! lol
Recommended... brill Scotch pancakes that are deffo out of all the supermarket offerings!!!
This is how Pancakes should taste. They are fluffy, sweet and have a hint of Syrup about them. Yes, theya re more expensive than the Budget ones, but a whole world of difference.
You get these in packs of 8 from Sainsbury's and they cost about 90p.
The pack isn't too exciting, but at least you see the Pancakes through the pack.
They are a good enough size and look golden and fluffy.
For test purposes - of course, I tried 1 of these hot and cold and they were nice either way. I would say the hot one has a sweeter taste to it, perhaps it was the Scotch taste coming out of it more.
These were thick enough, but not too thick that they tasted dry and stale. They also had an expensive taste to them, so I guess that the ingredients in them were good quality, then again there isn't that much that goes into Pancakes.
We will be buying these again and I would say they are the nicest Pancakes we've had.
Its become a tradition in our house to have pancakes with maple syrup as a treat for breakfast on a Sunday. We've tried all different varieties so this is what I thought of sainsburys effort.
What you get/How much
You get 8 scotch pancaks which come in a cellophane wrapper. They cost 89p. They are slightly more expensive than say Warbies or Kingsmill but you are getting 8 instead of 6 so i think they are good value.
How i eat them and what i think:
I always put mine on a plate and warm in the microwave for 30 seconds then top with a little maple syrup. The pancakes themselves were light and fluffy. They were not at all hard, in fact more of a cakey texture which really added to the 'treat factor'. They aren't in fact nutritionally that bad for you with only 79 calories per pancake and low fat. I eat 4 (but then again i am a bit of a pig!) and find that keeps me full until lunch time. Other pancakes ive had in the past fell apart a bit after heating but these kept their shape perfectly. These freeze really well and can make a quick dessert if you need one. They are lovely warm with syrup and ice cream. You can eat them cold too but ive never done this.
These contain milk, eggs, wheat and gluten.
Great breakfast for a lazy Sunday.
Sainsbury's Scotch Pancakes come with 8 in a pack and are very sweet. They are easily breakable, but they are nice and moist.
I usually buy these and very much enjoy them, I really get quite unhappy when they run out. They taste really sweet and syrupy, they have a really beautiful texture, too. It's a very cakey, yet squishy kind of texture that I really love.
Sainsbury's recommend that you should try eating them with strawberrys and cream. I however, enjoy them very much when they have been toasted and with lots of melting butter on them, mmm.....delicious!
These pancakes are really more for the people who have a sweet tooth, as they have a high sugar content of 6.3g per pancake. The divided circle on the front of the packaging tells me this. The sugar section is in red (bad), the salt in orange(not too bad), the fat in orange and the saturated fat in green(good!)
On the back of the packaging it informs you of how to go about cooking the lovely scotch pancakes. Oven cook, grill or microwave. But really, toasting is definitely the answer to a good bunch of scotch pancakes.
The Ingredients are...
Wheat flour, water, sugar, egg, invert sugar syrup, sunflower oil, whey powder, raising agents, disodium diphosphates, sodium carbonates, salt, preservative, potassium sorbate, acidity regulator and citric acid.
Overall, a great snack to be consuming, I probably would recommend these to people, but do not eat to much!
8 per package