Another recipe post. Yippee! And a simple living recipe at that! (You can access other Simple Living recipes here).
Over in America i believe these are called ‘pancakes’, they are otherwise known in the UK as ‘Dropped Scones’, though their American name has infiltrated the ready made packs in the supermarket.
I love to make these up in batches and then bag them and freeze them, if the kids want them for breakfast the next morning i take them from the freezer and when they have defrosted over night, i toast them, and the kids have them with butter and syrup for breakfast. (Or they can be toasted from frozen if heated through thoroughly)
One of the reasons that i have only recently begun to make these is that i only just became the happy owner of a fabulous tabletop griddle/grill. It was one of the most thoughtful Christmas presents i have ever recieved. It needs only the tiniest amount of oil and literally wipes clean after even the most mamoth fry up of bacon and eggs.
That’s my kind of cleaning!
So, here’s the recipe for the scrummiest pancakes/dropped scones ever (in my nsho).
4 ounces of self raising flour
2 ounces sugar
1 medium egg
15 mls of milk or cream
pinch of salt
*lemon essence can be added, but is optional, as are dried fruits – but I especially like adding a handful of chopped cherries to the batter*
In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt.
Gradually mix in enough milk to make a thick batter.
Add dried fruit (or chocolate chunks – hush my mouth) if liked.
Pour ladels/spoonfuls of mixture on to a griddle pan or table top grill, like this…
When the pancakes start to bubble all over, quickly flip them over on to the other side… this bit can be tricky…i eat the evidence of the messy pancakes when no one else is in the kitchen…hot buttery FAIL pancakes…yum!
Cook for a minute or two and then tuck in!