Monday, January 16, 2012


A week ago I came across a recipe for Drop Scones in:

Later, I asked a few friends if they had ever heard of drop scones and they, like me, had not.  Today, I decided to make a batch.  First, here's the recipe:

DROP SCONES.  Makes 12.
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cold butter
4 tablespoons sugar (may substitute Spenda or similar)
1 egg beaten with 3 tablespoons of milk (I used "whole" milk)
6 drops lemon extract
Other  (I added 2 tablespoons of currants.)
Mix flour and salt in a bowl.  Rub in butter.  Mix in sugar.  Add beaten egg/milk mixture to make a smooth batter. Add flavoring (and currants, if using).  Fry by dropping a level tablespoonful for each scone on to a fairly hot and well greased griddle (a frying pan will do).  When brown underneath, turn and cook other side.  Cool on a wire tray.  Eat buttered.

As you can see, I only got 11 scones out of the batter, but I wasn't exact with dropping only 1 tablespoon of the batter.
Voila!  They turned out very well, rather like little, very dense, pancakes.  They can be stored, then microwaved slightly just before eating.  The recipe says "eat buttered" but the jelly of your choice would also be delicious.  In summary, here is an easy recipe, using ingredients on hand, for something to make when a friend is dropping by for tea.  Enjoy!


  1. Did they have the right "scone" texture?

  2. Not like the light, crumbly scones we're used to. Let's make and eat these sometime when we're together!

  3. Sounds good to me! I enjoy being a taste-tester. :)