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pouring pancake syrup over a stack of drop scones topped with a pat of butter.

Drop Scones

Katerina | Diethood
Traditional Scotch pancakes, also known as Drop Scones, are tender and fluffy, sturdy and sweet, and so easy to make!
Servings : 18 drop scones
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins



  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; whisk until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar; add in 1 cup milk and whisk to combine.
  • Slowly pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until combined and smooth.
  • The consistency of the batter should be thick and smooth; if it’s too dry add more milk.
  • Fold in the butter. Batter should be thick, but smooth.
  • Add butter or oil to a nonstick pan and set over medium heat.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles begin to appear on the surface.
  • Flip, press them down lightly, and continue to cook for 1 more minute, or until browned.
  • Transfer to a plate and keep covered while cooking the rest of the scones.
  • Serve with jam, butter, berries, and/or syrup.


Serving: 1 drop scone | Calories: 115 kcal | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 24 mg | Sodium: 138 mg | Potassium: 139 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 98 IU | Calcium: 29 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 18 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: British
Keyword: british breakfast, easy breakfast ideas, griddle cakes