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#SundaySupper celebrates 4th July!

Although I am British and should not technically celebrate the American Day of Independence, I will take any excuse for a party. Furthermore, as a secret would-be freedom fighter, I see a lot to celebrate in any independence day.

Phew, now that I have managed to philosophize my way into celebrating, let the fun begin! There are some wonderfully patriotic dishes from across the food blogging network this weekend so there is plenty of imagination and inspiration to go around and to help you celebrate in style!

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#SundaySupper Heritage - Drop Scones

I remember being about 5 years old, standing on a chair in my Grandma’s kitchen, watching as she whisked up recipes, me helping clumsily and delighting in the mess, the smells of baking and, of course, the tastings. It was Scottish home-baking at its best. 

One of the simplest, yet most delightful, things you can make are Drop Scones - drops of sheer happiness. They are wonderful warm straight from the pan, drizzled with golden syrup, or equally good cold, spread with butter and jam.

Here’s how to make them (makes about 10):


4 1/2 oz plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 oz caster sugar

1 egg, beaten

milk to mix to a batter(about 4 tbsps)

few drops lemon juice

butter for the pan


Mix the flour and sugar and make a well in the centre.

Crack in the egg and begin whisking, incorporating some of the flour and sugar, a bit at a time. Add milk slowly to form a thick, smooth batter. Then add a few drops of lemon juice.

Melt a little bit of butter in a heavy-based frying pan and carefully spoon some of the mixture into the centre of the pan, making a round scone (when you have tried a couple, you will be able to do more than 1 in a pan). Cook for about 2 mins on each side, then transfer to a warm dish.

Serve with whatever toppings you wish and eat hot or cold. Simple as that!

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