Drop Scones are one of my favourite healthy snacks. They are fun to make and good for cooking with kids. If you're not sure what they are, think 'little pancake'. You can add whatever toppings you like. Fresh fruit makes a tasty and healthy topping.
They are quick and easy to make. I usually double the quantities for all those hungry mouths.
Ingredients of Drop Scones
- 120g self-raising flour (I use plain flour and add 2 tsp of baking powder)
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 egg
- 130 mls milk
- handful of raisins (optional)
How to Make Drop Scones
You can make them in a food processor if you prefer. (Add the raisins afterward you take the batter out, otherwise you'll end up with bits of raisins).
- Sift the flour into a bowl.
- Add the sugar.
- Make a well in the middle and add the egg.
- Mix it a bit.
- Add the milk bit by bit until it's pancake batter consistency, runny but not too liquidy.
- Add raisins.
- Heat a large frying pan or griddle pan. so that it is nice and hot. Add a little grease of your choosing, a dab of butter or drop of oil.
- When the pan is hot, add the batter a spoonful at a time. A soup spoon is just fine. The batter spreads out to make little pancakes. Splodge them around so that you can get as many in without them splurging together.
- As they cook, you can see little holes appear, a bit like mini crumpets.
- When you see the holes you can turn them over. It doesn't take long, by the time we'd done the splodging, they were ready to turn over. Then you can cook them a bit on the other side.
Add Fresh Fruit
Drop scones can be eaten with pretty much anything but by far the most healthy and tasty is fresh fruit. Try sliced banana or strawberries to boost your kid's fruit intake and help develop healthy eating habits.
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