Queen Elizabeth 2 Scottish Drop Scones

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Recipe: #39526

September 16, 2022

"she served these to president eisenhower when he visited scotland . in 1959 . to me they are a cross between biscuit and pancake they are very good . i personally added 1 T of malt vinegar but its not in her recipe . these are made like pancakes ,not in the oven . serve with jelly and butter""

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (400.6 g)
  • Calories 758.4
  • Total Fat - 36 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 512.1 mg
  • Sodium - 29269.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 84.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.8 g
  • Sugars - 10.3 g
  • Protein - 29.4 g
  • Calcium - 194.2 mg
  • Iron - 5.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Whisk wet ingredients in a bowl

Step 2

Sift then whisk dry into another

Step 3

Add together

Step 4

Mix ,( i added vinegar to wet ).

Step 5

Mixture will be thick

Step 6

Have buttered skillet heating on lower setting

Step 7

Drop by tablespoons cook slowly these rise like crazy


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the butter for this recipe, be sure to use unsalted butter.
  • If you do not have malt vinegar, you can substitute white vinegar.

  • Substitute almond flour for the all-purpose flour to make a gluten-free version. This substitution will benefit those with gluten sensitivities or allergies and will also make the scones lighter and fluffier.
  • Substitute coconut milk for the cow's milk for a dairy-free version. This substitution will benefit those with dairy sensitivities or allergies, as well as those who prefer a plant-based diet.

Cinnamon-Raisin Scones Add 1/2 cup of raisins and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients. To make them extra sweet, sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar on top before cooking.

Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese: This light and refreshing salad is the perfect accompaniment to the Queen Elizabeth 2 Scottish Drop Scones. The spinach provides a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, while the feta cheese adds a creamy, salty flavor. The combination of these two ingredients creates a delicious contrast that is sure to please.

Creamy Potato Gratin: This creamy potato gratin is the perfect side dish to pair with the Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese. The creamy texture of the potatoes is complemented by the salty feta cheese in the salad, and the gratin's savory flavor adds a richness to the meal. The combination of these two dishes creates a delicious balance of flavors that is sure to please.


Q: How do I cook the scones?

A: Heat a buttered skillet on a low setting and drop the batter by tablespoons. Cook slowly as the scones will rise quickly.

Q: What ingredients do I need for scones?

A: You will need butter, flour, baking powder, sugar, milk, and any additional flavorings or ingredients that you would like to add.

1 Reviews


Absolutely wonderful wee drop scones! They are light and pillowy in texture and not too sweet at all! Love them! Served with homemade raspberry jam and a cup of tea. These babies will be made again for sure. Thank you for sharing Dienia! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


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(3 Nov 2022)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Queen Elizabeth II served these scones to President Eisenhower when he visited Scotland in 1959, making these scones a part of history.

Fun Fact 2: These scones are a unique combination of a biscuit and a pancake, making them a deliciously unique treat.