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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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

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
Keyword: budget meals, savoury, vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Nut Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Cost per portion 29p
Calories: 509kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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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 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 196mg65%
Sodium 789mg34%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 811IU16%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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