Did you eat drop scones when you were growing up? Or did you call them pikelets? They were always drop scones in our house, although when I called them that my Mister had no idea what I was talking about! We love them here, especially the Little Miss and they are so easy and cheap to make. And you can do so many variations! Here is the recipe that I am loving at the moment – it’s taken from “The Margaret Fulton Cookbook” and makes fluffy yummy drop scones:
|“The Margaret Fulton Cookbook”
Revised and Updated 2004
1 cup S.R flour
a pinch salt
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of bicarb soda
1/2 cup each of buttermilk and milk or all milk with 1 teaspoon of vinegar added ( I do the latter – I never have buttermilk!)
2 tablespoons of melted butter
extra butter for frying
Now, sift all the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with the milk and the melted butter. Then stir all together – ideally, make a well and draw all the ingredients together slowly.
Place spoonfuls onto a hot, greased heavy based fry pan, turning when bubbly on top. Serve with butter and golden syrup, or with jam, or with maple syrup or whatever takes your fancy! Best when still warm and with a cup tea or coffee. Yum! What’s your toddler’s favourite food to snack on?