Drop Scones

‘The Great British Bake Off: How to Bake’ Book has been sitting on a shelf since before Christmas. Occasionally, I flick through it with an expression of awe but so far have not dared to attempt a recipe. Maybe it’s the thought of disappointing Mary and Paul!

There is no better day than a lazy Sunday to address your baking fears, when you are feeling relaxed and have ample time to spare. Pancakes are a big weekend fixture at Crumpet Cottage, so it made sense to start with a simple Drop Scone recipe before working up to Mary Berry’s Tarte au Citron.

For the batter:

110g plain flour

¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 ½ tsps cream of tartar

pinch of salt

1 tbsp caster sugar

1 tbsp syrup (I love maple)

1 large egg

125ml whole milk

1. Briefly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.

2. Heat a pan with a little butter and drop in some batter (about a ladle full).

3. Flip the pancake when you see little bubbles forming on the surface (after about 2 mins).

4. When the pancake is cooked through keep warm in the oven while you make the rest.

Whisk and Bowl

Pancake Batter

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Cooked Drop Scone

Just a drizzle of honey or maple syrup and you are good to go – I would ask if you can guess which plate below belongs to me and which is Mr Crumpets, but I must confess they are both mine!

– Miss C x

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