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January: Drop Scones Recipe

A Recipe from Lavina

Drop scones, or Scotch pancakes, are simple, delicious and fun to make!

Pancakes in various shapes and forms have been around for well over a thousand years, and different versions are found all over the world. The Ancient Celts would have used wheat flour or oatmeal, butter, milk and honey. The milk and butter would have come from sheep or goats, and they might have added an egg to make the scone lighter.


  • 3 tablespoons of self- raising flour (or plain flour with a pinch of bicarbonate of soda)
  • Half a teaspoon of sugar
  • Half a cup of milk
  • A blob of butter
  • Honey
  • (Optional) blueberries or dried fruit


Step One

In a jug mix together the flour and sugar, before adding enough milk to make a thick but not too runny mixture. If you would like you can also add in some blueberries or dried fruit

Step Two

Grease a non-stick frying pan with a little butter and place over a medium heat

Step Three

When the pan is warm pour in three blobs of mixture and cook for about a minute, until small bubbles start to appear on the surface of the mixture. Then flip them over with a spatula and cook until the other side is golden brown

Step Four

Spread with honey and eat them while they are nice and warm!

*For an even more traditional method you can cook them in a pan over an outdoor fire once the flames have died down

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