This Scottish Pancake aka Drop Scones recipe is adapted from HRH Queen Elizabeth the II. These fluffy yet dense pancakes are delicious and filling. The addition of cocoa powder adds a modern twist to the original recipe.
It’s been a minute huh? Sorry for the month off, I had a lot going on. I’ll catch you up in another post, I promise. Right now, I want to talk to you guys about these Scottish Pancakes. While making these you will need to create a Scottish accent, one similar to Jamie Frasier’s (Outlander anyone? This Droughtlander nonsense is getting ridiculous! Having to wait until September is hard… LIFE IS HARD!). whoa.. what happened there haha.
In 1960, then-President Eisenhower and his wife stayed at Balmoral and HRH apparently made her Scottish Pancakes aka Drop Scones for them. The recipe and the letter to the President can be found in the National Archives.
When I found this recipe, I knew… without a doubt, that I had to make these! If it’s good enough for the Queen, it is good enough for me… ten fold.. duh! The thing is, I can’t ever just leave “fine enough” alone, I had to add something to make this recipe “my own”.
I decided to add raw cocoa powder, I had some in my pantry that I use for smoothies. I love chocolate and cocoa is highly nutritious and can provide numerous health benefits.
Here are a few examples of the health benefits:
- Prevents blood clots
- Has over 700 compounds of complex antioxidants
- Can help balance hormonal mood swings
So, by adding cocoa powder to these Scottish Pancakes, I’ve made them healthy… right?
I mean, let’s just go with that… kay? Thanks!
What do you guys think? Will you try this recipe? Grab it below.
“God Save the Queen”
Until next time,
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