Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Drop Scones

0404dropsconesWe've enjoyed these scones twice this year, first on New Year's Day after our return from the hoar frost of the Sandstone Trail.  Our stalwart house minders (they've been busy over the past year), Andrea and Thomas, joined us and very much enjoyed this little treat, so I promised to put the recipe on the web site.  But before doing that an image was required, and we had eaten them all.  So I  made some more the other day.

The recipe was given to me by my mother when I headed off to be a student at UMIST, in the days when steam trains still huffed and puffed along the viaduct that splits the Sackville Street campus. 

The scones take a good 5 minutes to make, so they can be produced whilst the kettle boils - highly recommended as a mid afternoon snack at this time of year.

Drop Scones

4 oz (110 gm) plain flour
2 level teaspoons baking powder
1 oz (30 gm) caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 egg
¼ pint (140 ml) milk
1 tablespoonful of cooking oil (keeps scones moist)

Sieve together all the dry ingredients.
Beat in the egg, then the milk.
Stir in the cooking oil.

Grease and heat a griddle (or frying pan).

Test by dropping a small spoonful of mixture onto the griddle.
If it bubbles the griddle is ready.

This simple recipe makes about 20 scones. They soon go!
If you double the quantities, don't double the amount of baking powder.

Even the Pie Man should cope with this one!

10 comments:

WD said...

cool I'm going to give these a try.

thanks for the recipe ^__^

Phreerunner said...

Make sure you get the pan hot, and a dessert spoon is sufficient to ladle the mixture for each scone into the pan. I think I'll make some more today. The mixture can be kept in the fridge for a few days in the unlikely event of it not all being eaten at once (you could even take some on a walk and use it in your stove testing project!).
Have fun.

WD said...

are you reading my mind? ^_^

Phreerunner said...

Scary, isn't it; perhaps I was born in Midwich.

mike knipe said...

Well, bain marie, course I'll be giving it a go... but whats this about "even the pie man...."?!
R U trine 2 say I iz fick?

Phreerunner said...

Sorry Mike - I remembered your attempts with the CCS! Apologies - didn't think you were so sensitive (and I haven't been getting many comments, so it was a 'set up').

mike knipe said...

I'm a very sensitive and retiring sort of bloke. I don't usually get upset by scones, in fact confectionary as generally has little effect on me - normally.

I don't really know what came over me.

I think I need a sticky bun...

Phreerunner said...

Ha
Enjoy your bun!
Nallo Lady has just sent our route in. My knees hurt just looking at it!

Andy Howell said...

I wonder if you could cook those on a Bushbuddy?

Phreerunner said...

I don't know, Andy, but if a Bushbuddy is anything like a normal stove the answer is yes - just heat a dash of oil in your pan lid (the one I presume you use to fry your bacon) and add the mixture in small spoonfuls. It should cook in no time at all, but may need a little 'technique' to avoid burning the pan.
Carting the mixture around may be a little tedious, though; I'd prefer to take some brownies or CCS for my tea to wash down!