Lemon and Poppy Seed Drop Scones

A Scottish griddle baking recipe found at mytaste.co.ukLemon and Poppy Seed Drop Scones

Drop scones, also called Scotch pancakes, are easy and fun to make, and perfect for tea or even as a simple dessert. Served with lemon curd and runny honey, they are quite irresistible.

Ingredients
200 g plain flour (2 cups)
¼ tsp salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
6 tsp baking powder
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 large free range eggs
5 dl milk
The grated zest of one unwaxed lemon
2 tsp lemon juice
5 tablespoons sour cream
4 tablespoons melted butter
Cooking spray for oiling the pan
  To serve:
Cold butter
Lemon curd (your own homemade
or store bought, good quality)
Runny honey

Method

[1] Whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, poppyseeds and baking powder in a large bowl. Put the eggs, milk, lemon zest, lemon juice, sour cream and melted butter into a large beaker and whisk them together well. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients all at once. Whisk together vigorously until they make a smooth batter.

[2] Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Grease lightly with a little bit of oil, swirling it to lightly coat the bottom of the pan, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Drop the batter onto the heated pan or griddle in heaping dessertspoonfuls. Cook over medium high heat until the surface is coated with small bubbles and the underside is lightly browned before flipping them over to cook and brown the other side. Remove to a plate and keep warm in the oven while you are cooking the rest, using up all the batter. Serve warm with knobs of ice cold butter on top and dollops of lemon curd or runny honey.

[3] These freeze very well. Just pop them between layers of grease proof paper and pop them into a zip lock baggie. You can then take out as many or as few as you want at any given time, warming them up for a few seconds in the microwave.