How to make drop scones

Drop dollops of batter onto the fry pan and watch them cook.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 20
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Scotch pancakes, pikelets or drop scones. Call them what you will but just about every nana had a well stained recipe in her cookbook. Now try ours!
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Drop scones
  • 1 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • thick cream, raspberries, to serve


Drop scones
  • 1
    Sift flour, mixed spice, nutmeg and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl; stir in sugar. Make a well in the centre.
  • 2
    In a jug, whisk together milk, egg and honey. Gradually beat into flour mixture until well combined (use a hand blender, if you like).
  • 3
    Heal a large frying pan on medium; spray with oil.
  • 4
    Drop tablespoons of mixture into pan; cook, in five batches, 1-2 minutes each batch, until bubbles form on the surface and begin to break, and the underside is golden.
  • 5
    Turn and cook the other side 1 minute. Wrap cooked scones in a clean tea towel to keep warm while cooking the remainder.
  • 6
    Drizzle drop scones with honey, top with a dollop of thick cream and scatter with raspberries to serve

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