Friday, 20 March 2009

Drop scones

I think drop scones are great and a lovely snack food instead of the usual crisps, cakes or popcorn.


  • 200g self-raising flour

  • a pinch of salt

  • 50g caster sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 250ml milk

  • 75g dried fruit, such as sultanas or mixed dried fruit

  • 10g butter


  1. Mix the flour, salt, sugar, eggs and milk together in a bowl and whisk well to get rid of any lumps. Lumps can be avoided if you add half the milk, mix into a paste and then mix in the rest of the milk.

  2. Add the dried fruit to the mixture.

  3. Heat up a frying pan to a medium-hot heat.

  4. When ready to start cooking cut off a thin slice of butter and swish it around the frying pan.

  5. Drop the batter onto the frying pan using a tablespoon. Depending on the size of your frying pan you'll be able to do 4 to 9 drop scones at a time.

  6. When you start to see bubbles rising to the top of the scones they're just about ready to turn, so flip them over.

  7. After a minute or so on the other side remove them from the pan onto a plate and cover with a clean tea towel to keep the heat in.

  8. Repeat until all the batter is used up. You might find the later drop scones cook quicker if your pan wasn't quite at it's hottest when you started, this is fine, just be careful not to burn them.

  9. Serve on their own or with a bit of butter or jam spread on them.

Serves 4 as a snack.

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