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Karafuu & Ginger Drop Scones

One of the things I love waking up to is the aroma of drop scones on a Saturday. My mom makes them once in a while, and when she does, you bet I am always the first to go eat lest my siblings finish everything as i dilly-dully in bed. She makes them so well, and I honestly not only love these, but everything mom makes. Mom’s food always rocks, right? I took her recipe and added a twist on my own. I was kinda nervous when I made these, and wanted her honest opinion on the same. She loved them and asked me for specifics of what I added and decided to make them as I did going forward! My heart melted!

If mom said this recipe is bomb, trust me, it is 100% worth a try!

I made a dope vid to accompany the blog post. Do watch below, and subscribe!

PREP TIME: 8min    COOK TIME:   25min      SERVES: 4


1  3/4 cup of self raising flour

1  1/2 cup of mala (or plain yoghurt )

1//4 teaspoon of karafuu (clove)

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

4 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of minced ginger

1 egg


In a bowl, whisk the egg and sugar until frothy. Set aside.

The star spice for this dish is my karafuu (clove). It is a warm spice, perfect for this weather too, but it can be very overpowering, so be mindful of that and add abit at a time. Bought the whole spice form the suppah at about 70 bob a pack, but you can find the pre-ground spice as well.

I went with whole clove, toasting them on an ungreased pan to release the oils, then proceeded to crush then in a kinu.

In another bowl, mix the flour, dry spices and ginger until combined. Add this to the wet ingredients, and add in the mala slowly while mixing with each addition. I explained in the video why I used mala as well as best alternatives so make sure you watch. Once combined, stop whipping and proceed to cook.

Be careful not to over whip. The batter will need to have the same sticky consistency as cake batter, as shown in the video. You will need those air bubbles that will keep the drop scones super fluffy and over-whipping gets rid of the bubbles.

Drop the dough into the oil with a spoon, giving each side about 4 minutes on medium low heat. The oil should not be too tepid, as that will result in unpalatably soggy and oily drop scones, neither should the oil be too hot as the outside will cook leaving the inside raw and runny.

Once golden brown and cooked through, remove from the heat and serve. How perfectly golden do these look? How soft and spongy do they look? Don’t you just want to just reach out and grab one?

My mom gave these her stamp of approval, and so did my sister! The assertive nature of the clove was balanced out by the warmth of the cinnamon. They has a slight crunch on the outside, and they were as spongy as a cloud on the inside!

And as the weather cools down, make a date with my karafuu and ginger drop scones <3

Make sure you watch my video as well and subscribe too! These are crazy easy to make, and incase you need a push on this, my channel is just that!


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  1. Millie

    Thank you for this recipe. Just made some for breakfast! Question… how should the inside of the scones look and feel like? I was expecting fluffiness line a ndazi but mine came out looking like the inside of a pancake but cooked.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      LOL Is that not what fluffy means? Or what does fluffy mean to you???? That is how drop scones are meant to feel and look. Allow me to repeat: DROPSCONES ARE NOT MANDAZI. The method of cooking dropscones is NOT AT ALL similar to how mandazi are made- so the outcome cannot in any way be similar to the other

  2. lilliank

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I am going to make some for breakfast. The video was also awesome. Thank you

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I loved filming it too! Happy it was fun to watch!

  3. Godfrey

    thanks Kaluhi. i tried this at home and it was awesome…..though not as picture perfect as yours….

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Practice makes perfect. Next time you will get better

  4. Ken

    Nothing awesome as using you’re bfast recipes to awaken my wife n’ daughter from their slumber as the sweet aroma engulfs the house. Always a saviour…… hehe

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I am sure they will enjoy the warm surprise!! Enjoy!!

  5. Etie

    Your recipe are awesome ideas to be the covid-19 boredom. The drop scones turned out great.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Happy you loved them boo thang!!

  6. Etie

    Your recipes are awesome ideas to beat the boredom during the covid-19 pandemic. The drop scones turned out great, looking forward to more super recipes.

    • kaluhiskitchen


  7. Carol Gicheru

    Hello Kaluhi,

    Just made this and it was really tasty! Thank you for the recipe and keep up the good work!

    • Kaluhi


  8. Finn Bonny

    Hi Kaluhi,

    I have been trying to make drop scones for a while now but failed. After watching you doing them I tried the next day and they were perfect.

    Am looking forward to getting your e-book.

    • Kaluhi

      Happy you enjoyed.

      The book was discontibed after 5 years

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