SWEET POLENTA DROP SCONES

Prep Time

5 to 10 mins plus 30 mins resting time

Cook Time

10 mins

Makes

12 pancakes [425mL batter]

Ingredients

1/4 cup polenta
3 tablespoons plain flour
1/4 teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda
3 tablespoons Buderim Ginger Ginger Refresher
125mL natural or Greek-style yoghurt
59g egg, separated

Ricotta, Banana & Ginger Cream
small [70g] ripe banana
200g tub ricotta cheese
Buderim Ginger Ginger Refresher

Method

  • In a small bowl whisk together polenta, flour and bi carb soda to aerate ingredients.
  • Secondly, whisk together Ginger Refresher, yoghurt and egg yolk.
  • Using a rubber spatular pour Ginger Refresher mixture into flour mix and mix until ingredients are just combined; over mixing will toughen and produce a rubbery drop scone. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to stand for 30 minutes.
  • Beat egg white until stiff, but not dry, add to batter, using a metal spoon fold into batter until no trace of egg white in mixture.
  • Gently heat a non stick or regular frying pan, brush with a little melted butter.
  • For each drop scone add a generous tablespoonful of batter to frypan [do not over crowd frying pan as it will be difficult to turn over drop scones].
    Cook until bubbles appear on surface, about 1 to 2 minutes, turn over and cook other side for about 1 to 2 minutes until cooked through and golden brown in colour. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Place in a clean, dry tea towel to keep warm whilst cooking remaining drop scones.

Serve on warm plates with Ricotta, Banana & Ginger Cream or yoghurt and a spoonful of your favourite Buderim Ginger Original Ginger Marmalade or Buderim Ginger Sweet Ginger Sauce.

Ricotta, Banana & Ginger Cream

Mash banana, add to ricotta cheese with Buderim Ginger Ginger Refresher to taste. Whisk until light and fluffy.

Helpful Notes

Using a metal spoon when adding egg whites cuts through mixture ensuring egg whites retain their light airy mass.

A standard Australian Metric 250mL cup & 20mL tablespoon measuring sets are used.

New Zealand Metric tablespoon measure = 15mL or 3 teaspoons

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