Pesto and Smoked Salmon Drop Scones

INGREDIENTS:

115g (4 oz) self-raising flour
1 egg
2 tbsp Pesto sauce
100 ml (4 fl oz) milk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil

For the Topping:
Crème fraîche or sour cream
55g (2 oz) smoked salmon, make up into small rolls

For the Garnish:
Lemon wedges
Chopped fresh parsley or dill

Makes 20.

Place the flour in a basin and make a well in the centre.  Add the egg, pesto sauce and half the milk, whisk together and thin to a dropping consistency with the remaining milk. Season.

Wipe the simmering end of the hotplate with a little oil on a piece of kitchen paper.  Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto the hotplate, when bubbles rise to the surface, turn over and cook the other side. Leave to cool in a clean tea-towel.

Place the pancakes on a serving plate, top each pancake with a spoon of sour cream and a roll of smoked salmon.  Garnish with the lemon and chopped parsley or dill.