Drop scones aka scotch pancakes

Drop scones aka scotch pancakes

For my family Sunday breakfasts are always a bit special. Because Sunday is our family day we like to start with a good breakfast eaten together. Sometimes it is a classic fry up, sometimes we like to treat ourselves and we may have american pancakes. But these dishes usually require a bit of time and attention. During Summer months we like to go out and enjoy as much of the great British summer as possible. On those weekends I do not want to spend too much time in the kitchen preparing breakfast. But that doesn’t mean I will compromise on the food! On such occasion one of my tried and tested solution is to make drop scones. They are slightly sweet, fluffy and little munchkins love them. They take very little effort so next time you find yourself wandering what to have for breakkie try this recipe!

This recipe is inspired by Mary Berry’s recipe.

Drop scones and coffeeMake about 12 – 16 scones.

Equipment required: griddle pan


  • 175g self rising flour
  • 35g caster sugar
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 1 large or 2 small eggs
  • 200g full fat milk
  • Salted butter for greasing

drop scones ingredientsMethod:

  1. Put the flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Make well in the centre and break in both eggs
  3. With a large hand whisk start with whisking eggs, gradually drawing in the flour. Continue until eggs are well beaten and gathered enough flour to make a thick paste.
  4. Add about half of the milk and continue whisking.
  5. Keep adding milk whilst whisking continuously until you end up with consistency of a thick cream. Depending on how large were the eggs and how hot and humid the day is you may not need to add all of the milk. I usually end up with 20 – 40g milk left.
  6. Preheat a griddle pan on a medium heat and add a good knob of butter.
  7. When butter is about to start to foam drop tablespoon size portions of batter onto the pan. Hence the name drop scones. I usually cook four scones at one time.frying drop scones
  8. When pancakes start to show bubbles on the surface turn them over and cook for another minute or two.
  9. Transfer to preheated plate and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  10. Serve immediately drizzled with maple syrup with selection of your favourite fruits.

drop scones and maple syrup

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