Drop scones make a great breakfast and even if the fridge is bare, there tends to be the ingredients for these! I've been making these for years, they take minutes to make and are ideal even for a little late night snacking! I'm not a pancake person at all, however I can't get enough of these puffy little delights!
You can get carried away with different toppings for these, which is great as I like them sweet and my boyfriend likes them more savoury! Today I had fresh kiwi fruit and sliced gala apple, smeared with a little honey and rolled up to eat, delicious! Boyfriend had scrambled eggs, which is his favourite.
The recipe is taken from a great book called 'Just like mother used to make' by Tom Norrington-Davies.
Makes about 12
150g self-raising flour
2 tsp caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 large egg, beaten
Sift together in a pourable bowl the dry ingredients, mix in the egg, stir in the milk until you have a creamy mixture
Heat a large flat frying pan, use the butter to smear a layer on the base of the pan, carefully pour the mixture into the hot pan into little rounds, allowing enough room in between as they spread out, when they start bubbling (about 2 minutes), gently turn over and cook for a further minute, remove from pan and keep warm, repeat until all the mixture is used