What, a mid-week post? Where did that come from? Don't worry, I am by no means turning into a professional blogger. Last night, one of my friends (coincidentally my namesake- hi Tahmina!) reminded me that today would be the most important day of the year. Of course, in typical Thahmina fashion I completely forgot that Pancake Day is even a thing. Luckily, today is my day off and I went all out with coconut drop scones and a plethora of condiments. Vanilla icecream? Check. Strawberry compote? Check. Dulce de leche? Check. Let the pancake festivities begin!
Servings: 5-6 drop scones, depending on the size
Prep+cooking time: 15 mins
Ingredients for the coconut drop scones
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 small
- small knobs of butter to fry the drop scones
Ingredients for the strawberry compote
- 1 cup strawberries (or any berries of your choice)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp butterscotch syrup
1) Whisk the eggs, salt sugar and coconut together to form a runny paste. Stir in flour and milk in staggered steps to make sure the batter is not too sticky (lots of flour) or too runny (lots of milk). Drop scones are thicker than the average pancake but that doesn't mean it should look like cake mix!
2) To make a strawberry compote, simply heat strawberries, sugar and a small amount of syrup on a medium heat so that the fruit releases it's natural syrup but still maintains its shape. Allow the compote to cool while you make your batch of pancakes
3) Heat up a medium sized, heavy based pan until hot, drop a knob of butter and allow it to melt. Using a large spoon (I used a small soup ladle), pour your mix into the hot butter. The pan needs to be hot enough that it only takes around 30 seconds to cook through on each side
4) Use a small knob of butter for every time you make a new pancake, to avoid greasy textures
5) Serve your drop scones hot with a helping of cool strawberry compote and vanilla icecream
Note: I was a little over ambitious and added a side of dulce de leche too. I'm going to get away with it by saying don't restrict yourself to just maple syrup today!