Drop Scones, also known as Scottish Pancakes, are a traditional dish that has been around for centuries. These fluffy, soft and perfectly sweet pancakes are a delightful breakfast or afternoon snack that can be enjoyed with a cup of tea. Unlike American-style pancakes, Drop Scones are slightly sweeter and a bit thicker. The classic way to make Drop Scones is to use a solid metal griddle over an open fire.
However, it is now more practical to use a large non-stick pan or an Aga plate at low heat. The recipe given by Queen Elizabeth II to President Eisenhower is the perfect way to make these delicious pancakes. To begin, mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Then add the wet ingredients: milk, butter, and eggs.
Stir until everything is well combined. Once the batter is ready, pour it onto the griddle or pan in droplet shapes. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve with butter and syrup or jam.
When making Drop Scones for fewer people, it is best to reduce the amount of flour and milk used but keep the other ingredients as indicated in the recipe. Adding baking powder will result in taller and fluffier pancakes, but they will no longer be true Drop Scones.Enjoy this traditional Scottish dish with your family and friends!.
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