Today I came across this wonderful Stuart Gardiner bag (and matching tea towel):
The perfect gift for the peacenik/foodie on your Christmas list!
Of course, that picture immediately made me hungry for drop scones, which I haven’t had in years. My mother used to make them for me when I needed comforting (i.e., school trouble, boy trouble or work trouble). Most people say they’re best warm and freshly made, but I always liked them cold, slathered with butter and strawberry jam.
225g self-raising flour
50g caster sugar
50g butter, melted
Mix all the ingredients together to make a smooth batter. You may not need all the milk, or you might need a bit more.
Heat up a griddle or heavy frying pan. Grease it if needed. Drop the batter in by small spoonfuls. When each drop scone bubbles, flip it over and cook until the other side is golden brown.
I make mine small and dainty, so I got about 30 out of the mixture.
Simple, delicious and peace-loving.