Christmas drop scones

Christmas drop scones


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About this recipe: These festive looking Scotch pancakes are flecked with green and red thanks to dried cranberries and chopped pistachio nuts. An easy treat for Christmas breakfast breakfast or brunch!


Serves: 6 

  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons chopped dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 150ml milk
  • 4 teaspoons oil, or as needed

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, cranberries and nuts in a bowl. Make a well in the centre, then add the egg, melted butter and a bit of the milk. Stir to combine, then add the remaining milk a little at a time, to make a thick, smooth pancake batter.
  2. Heat a heavy frying pan over medium heat and grease it with 1 teaspoon of the oil.
  3. Using a dessertspoon, pour the batter on the pan to make round drop scones (this is easiest if you pour from the tip of the spoon, rather than the side). Don't overcrowd the pan, and cook in batches if needed. Cook for about 2 minutes or until almost set and bubbles are breaking on the surface, and the bottoms are a nice golden brown.
  4. Using a palette knife, turn the pancakes over and cook for a further 1–2 minutes or until golden brown on the other side. Transfer to a warmed dish while you cook the remaining batter. Use additional oil as needed.

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