Olive Drop Scones, Garlicky Soft Cheese, 28p a serving

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Olive Drop Scones, Garlicky Soft Cheese, 28p a serving

These gorgeous little Olive Drop Scones were in today’s edition of ‘The I’. The paper billed them as a snack, but I think they would be scrummy as a main meal.

With a bit of tweaking, we can frugalise these to make a very cheap meal.

To make a different and scrumptious dinner for 2

If you have any salad leaves available, they would go well here, maybe with a little dressing.

If you have any herbs, several would work, some fine chopped rosemary, shredded basil or sprigs of marjoram or thyme. Mix them into the uncooked batter, and/or mix a few into the soft cheese.

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Olive Drop Scones, Garlicky Soft Cheese

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These gorgeous little Olive Drop Scones were in today’s edition of ‘The I’. The paper billed them as a snack, but I think they would be scrummy as a main meal. With a bit of tweaking, we can frugalise these to make a very cheap meal.
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course:
Dinner
,
Lunch
Cuisine:
English
No Nuts by Llisole from the Noun Project
Nut Free
,
Vegetarian by Philipp Petzka from the Noun Project
Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Cost per portion 29p
Calories: 509kcal
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Ingredients

  • 150 g self-raising flour 45p/1.5 kg 4p
  • 2 eggs beaten, £1.50/12 25p
  • 100 ml milk £1.48/6 pints 4p
  • 50-150 ml water
  • 20 black olives several types available at 20p/100g, 30g, 12p
  • 50 g soft cheese 674/300g, 12p
  • ½ tsp garlic paste 2p

Instructions

  • Put everything except the soft cheese and garlic in a bowl and add enough of the water to make a nice thick batter. Stir it all well.
  • Heat a frying pan or griddle and dribble in a little vegetable oil.
  • Drop in tablespoons of olivey batter and cook until golden.
  • Turn over and cook until the second side is also golden.
  • You may need to add a little more oil. Continue until all the mixture is used up.
  • Stir the garlic paste into the soft cheese.
  • Share the drop scones and garlicky cheese between two plates and enjoy.

Notes

If you have any salad leaves available, they would go well here, maybe with a little dressing.
If you have any herbs, several would work, some fine chopped rosemary, shredded basil or sprigs of marjoram or thyme. Mix them into the uncooked batter, and/or mix a few into the soft cheese.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Olive Drop Scones, Garlicky Soft Cheese
Amount per Serving
Calories
509
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Cholesterol
 
196
mg
65
%
Sodium
 
789
mg
34
%
Potassium
 
236
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
60
g
20
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
18
g
36
%
Vitamin A
 
811
IU
16
%
Calcium
 
138
mg
14
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Lesley

    Well, you had linked to mine from yours, and it seemed only polite…..

    Look forward to seeing what you do with your ‘tidy up’

  2. ceridwen

    Hi, Well…theres my surprise for the day…on your bloglist…

    My cookery blog is more of an online notebook than a blog and my way of storing interesting info. on line (as I’m – ahem..still – not computer-literate enough to do it any other way ). No glossy piccies and I’ve not been making comments on recipes as I try them out. You’re welcome to pop in for a look though…

    That’s rather prompted me to “tidy it up” a bit and stick labels on posts, etc…..

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