Drop Scones and Spicy Blueberry Sauce

Drop scones in England are, I believe, the same as American pancakes. I assume everyone has their own pancake recipe, but this one is so easy to remember and quick to make. And the pancakes/drop scones are light and fluffy.

Ready in no time and satisfying as well. This will feed one hungry person as lunch, or two as a snack. I know it’s not the season for fresh blueberries now, but I have a freezer drawer crammed full of them! πŸ˜€

Spicy Blueberry Sauce

Heat 1 cup blueberries with 1 tbsp vanilla sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the berries pop and soften. Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp cardamom. Mix 1 tsp cornflour with a little water and add to the berries. Let the sauce bubble and thicken for a minute. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Drop Scones

Whisk together 4 tbsps SR flour, 2 tbsps sugar, 2 tbsps milk, 1 egg, and a pinch of salt, to form a smooth batter.

Heat a little vegetable oil in a pan – not too hot – and pour small rounds of batter into the pan. Watch carefully for bubbles to form on the top, then turn. The pancake will be done in a few seconds now. Serve immediately with the sauce.


42 thoughts on “Drop Scones and Spicy Blueberry Sauce

  1. Oh this will be great when we can pick fresh berries again Love your name for our meal which are also known here as Flap Jacks πŸ™‚

  2. And I thought drop scones were Scottish! I have only seen drop scones offered in teashops with scones etc in Scotland but perhaps it is a regional British thing. I love them as a snack with butter and honey.

  3. Mmmmmmm – now that looks just what I would like to eat for breakfast this morning Cathy instead of a boiled egg and toast. I can imagine a little dollop of creme fraiche on top πŸ™‚

  4. You summed it up in one word there – scrumptious! Looks really good, I’ll definitely be trying the drop scone recipe, but might have to settle for spiced apple sauce for with them just now.

  5. Mmm…whatever you call them! πŸ˜‰ I don’t always make pancakes/drop scones for breakfast (like most people do here)…they make a quick light supper as well (for those evenings when I don’t feel like cooking!). Your blueberry sauce looks heavenly, and you put cardamom in it! I’m sold!

    • I think cardamom is my favourite spice, but then I do love vanilla as well! My breakfast is always just fruit, so I eat these drop scones for lunch sometimes. Nice with just maple syrup too! πŸ˜‰

  6. Looks wonderful! Will have to try this, my husband’s pancakes are better than mine and he won’t give me his recipe πŸ™‚

  7. Looks gooood! I think IΒ΄ve told you that I Β΄ve got a recipe for drop scones from Queen Elizabeth havenΒ΄t I? (not handed to me personally, though πŸ˜‰ ) You reminded me of them now, because IΒ΄ve never tried it out.

  8. What a delicious recipe! They do look like pancakes from my part of the world, but the recipe is really special. I haven’t heard the term “drop scones” but I love it! I may start using it over here and start a whole new trend! πŸ™‚

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