Scones: These are perfect with soup or dinner and will whet your appetite without ending it.

Irish Herbed Drop Scones:

Serves: 8

3/4-cup all-purpose flour

1-teaspoon salt

1-teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons milk

2 eggs

1/4 cup melted butter

1 tablespoon chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, basil, and rosemary

4 tablespoons safflower oil   


Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.

Blend in milk, eggs, butter, and herbs.

Pass this batter through a fine-mesh strainer into a small bowl. Refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap, I0 minutes.

Heat the safflower oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Pour a tablespoon of batter onto the pan. Cook on both sides, about 30-40 seconds per side or golden brown.