Drop Scones

Always a favourite in the foodie house, mainly because they’re easy and quick, partly because of comedy value. jBug calls them “drop skunk”.

 

 

 

Ingredients
250g self raising wholemeal flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
50g butter, melted
2 eggs
300ml or thereabouts of milk

They make about 12 drop scones, as we like to make them really big.

Mix the baking powder into the flour and make a well in the middle. crack in the eggs and start whisking slowly to bring it to a dough. It’ll be pretty rough and sticky.

 

 

 

Start adding the milk bit by bit until you get a batter about the same consistency as thick double cream. Add the melted butter and mix it in.

I do three variants:
The raisin/sultana – Separate a third of the mixture out into a bowl and add a handful of raisins or sultanas to it
The naked – Just plain with nowt on it
The cheese – Grate some cheese up (How much is up to you :) )

 

 

Lightly grease a heavy bottomed pan and put it on medium heat. When it’s up to temperature drop in large dollops of the mixture. It’s at this point that you can top the cheese drop scone with some cheese

Now, the heat should make the mixture rise, and you’ll end up with a reasonably thick slab of scone. It’s important that the heat isn’t up too high or the scone will burn before the inside is cooked.

 

Whilst they’re cooking just give them a tease to make sure they don’t stick.

 

 

 

 

When the look more or less like this, it’s time to flip them. It shouldn’t take more than five minutes to get to this point. Turn the heat up a little if it doesn’t.

Once it’s cooked on the other side, take em off and serve. Best eaten fresh from the pan.

 

 

Things I’ve found

If you want to taste the cheese, youre better off sprinkling the cheese on the drop scone and then flipping it. Mixing it in with the batter doesn’t make it taste of cheese much, unless you have a very strong cheese.

Raisins are better on the batter. They get nicely distributed around the scone and don’t burn, which they might do if you sprinkled them on the scone. You can also use blueberries instead of raisins.

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