I’m not sure if it was just our routine being thrown out of whack or what, but being awoken at an ungodly hour this morning meant that I felt like trying something new for breakfast. So, go grab a napkin. Or a bib….just whatever is nearby to catch your drool. This recipe is so quick and easy but SO damn delicious you should absolutely plan on making it sometime soon. I will not be discussing how much I ate; just understand that I taste tasted sufficiently and highly recommend this for an easy (even make ahead!!) breakfast.
I have heard/read about drop scones for what feels like forever, especially in the Baby Led Weaning (BLW) community. They’re an easy breakfast food or even as a snack and the varieties you can make are seemingly endless: sweet, savory, plain…you pick! Babies and toddlers have an easy time holding them and you can personalize them to your tastes. With a toddler who loves one food today and will hate it by tonight, I opted for plain just to give them a shot. I’d never made scones before but after scouring many recipes this is what I ended up with, which seemed to be a blend of many of the recipes I found.
Easy Drop Scones
2 cups flour (I use organic unbleached white)
1/3 cup sugar + a dash to sprinkle on top
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder
6 TBSP butter, cold & cut up
dash of salt (I used coarse Kosher)
**Any other ingredient you choose. Our next batch will have a handful of blueberries tossed in**
(Makes: 12 scones)
What do to:
– Preheat your oven to 425*
– Grease a baking sheet
– Mix your dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt)
– Toss your dry ingredients into the food processer with your cut up butter and blend. The butter is going to mix right in to the powder
– Whisk your egg and milk together. Now, add this mixture to your dry/butter blend.
– **If you are adding anything additional, fruit, ham and cheese, whatever, now is the time**
– Get a spoon from your drawer, scoop some up and literally drop it onto the greased baking sheet. Drop Scones…see what they did there?! Repeat until you have 12 scones.
– Sprinkle with a tiny bit of sugar on top
– Bake for 12-13 minutes or until the tops are nice and golden brown.
These smelled great while they were cooking and I was so happy that the combined prep/cook time was less than 30 minutes! I figured that we could just put a little dab of butter on it but felt like since we went with plain scones, a nicely flavored butter would kick it up a notch. I grabbed a few tablespoons of butter, a light sprinkle of cinnamon, and a few drops of almond extract and whisked it together. The butter was light and fluffy and tasted ahhhhh-MAZE-ing. I’m not giving exact measurements because, honestly, I didn’t take them. I wanted something light but you could easily add more to get a stronger flavor if that’s what’s going to put a smile on your beautiful face!
Toddler approved! She ate two and loved them!
Seriously. Go make these. I look forward to reports back on how you liked them!