Make Ahead

Tea Drop Scones

February 16, 2013
Author Notes

A wonderful way to incorporate almost all your breakfast drinks into one - milk and tea. Use your favourite tea......and enjoy a taste of 'English'. —Kitchen Butterfly

  • Makes lots
  • 125g plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons loose tea leaves, ground with 2 tablespoons caster sugar (I used my favourite Orange Jaipur tea leaves)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Up to 100ml milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted (brown) butter
  • Sunflower oil or butter, for greasing
In This Recipe
  1. In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the tea leaves-sugar mixture and whisk together briefly to combine.
  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the egg and a quarter of the milk. Start beating with the whisk, gradually incorporating the flour. Beat in the melted butter and slowly add more milk and incorporate more flour until you have a smooth batter that drops slowly off a tea or tablespoon.
  3. Heat a heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium heat. Lightly grease with oil or melted butter. You'll have to cook them in batches - drop tea/tablespoonfuls of the mixture into the pan, leaving room for them to spread. After just a minute or two, they will set and you should see bubbles on the surface. Turn them over so the other side cooks and browns, about another minute. Remove from the pan and set aside in a warm place till all the batter is cooked or used up. Alternatively, you can cover and refrigerate the left over batter for up to 3 days.
  4. Serve warm with butter, jam, whipped cream, quarters of citrus, maple syrup.....or do like we do sometimes and dip them in pots of warm chocolate sauce, fondue-style.

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For the first 9 years of my life I hated food and really loved sugar till Wimpy (British Fast Food chain) changed my life! These days, all grown up, I've junked junk food and spend my days and nights on a quest - to find and share the sweet, sweet nectar that's food in The #NewNigerianKitchen! Dreaming, cooking, eating and writing...about and adoring a strong food community that's big and bold enough to embrace the world's diverse cuisines - I'm passionate about celebrating Nigerian cuisine in its entirety. Why do I love food so? It is forgiving. Make a recipe. Have it go bad....but wake up tomorrow and you can have another go at succeeding! Only with food!