So last night, after they had eaten their dinner I decided to make a batch of drop scones (American Pancakes or Scotch Pancakes) which are one of their favourite treats and are quick and easy to make. I used a bog standard batter recipe:
- 4oz self raising flour;
- pinch of salt;
- 1oz caster sugar;
- 1 egg; and
- 150ml milk.
I tend to put all the ingredients in a large jug/bowl in the order of the recipe and then just beat the whole lot up in one go with a hand whisk, then fry them over a medium heat, a few seconds per side. These were then placed, still warm, into the girls’ bowls, halved strawberries were added and then a generous scoop of full-fat vanilla ice-cream which then started to soften immediately on contact with the warm drop scones.
The Mudlets were delighted but I still have several dozen more fresh, ripe strawberries waiting to be eaten, not to mention those still on the plants. I just don’t know what to do with them all …… such a hardship ……. 😀