Drop Scone

This recipe is by Royal Chef, Mark Flanagan, and Royal Pastry Chef, Kathryn Cuthbertson from the Buckingham PalaceOriginal post by High Tea Society.

This type of small pancake dropped on to a hot griddle to cook, has a place in almost every cuisine in the world. The drop scone, or ‘Scotch pancake’, is very similar to American breakfast pancakes, and can be eaten with melted butter, spread with jam, or served with maple syrup – all equally as good as the other!

This Victoria Sponge recipe is from the “Royal Teas, Seasonal recipes from Buckingham Palace“.

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© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2017


  • 1 free-range egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 250ml (1 cup) full-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 240g plain flour
  • 2.5 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 100g (half cup) clarified unsalted butter


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