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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Lemonade Scones (Teatime Treat)

I was intrigued when I saw this recipe.  Scones, made with Lemonade and no rubbing in butter to flour!
How easy can this be?  Another great recipe for children of all ages.  You can't beat scones with a cup of tea...well you can actually.  Scones, cream and jam with a cup of tea. 

This very quick and easy recipe produces lovely light scones. They are best served hot from the oven.

Makes about 12-14 scones.

325g self-raising flour
170ml cold lemonade (use the carbonated type)
170ml Double cream (It needs to be a heavy cream as no other fat is going into these scones.)

Preheat oven to 225 degrees Celsius (205 degrees Celsius fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Sift flour into a large bowl. Combine lemonade and cream in a medium bowl. Add lemonade and cream mixture to flour and gently fold ingredients together until just combined (don't over mix the dough as this will make tough scones). The dough should be fairly soft and sticky.

Place dough on a lightly floured work surface, form into a round and press out to about 3.5cm thickness. Cut scones using a floured 5cm diameter cutter.   Use a quick, firm motion to cut the scones to gives them a better shape and it makes them less likely to stick to the cutter. Form the offcuts into another round and cut some more scones.

Place scones close together on the tray, so they are just touching. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until pale golden and cooked through.

If you like your scones to have a soft crust, cover them with a clean tea towel for one minute after removing from the oven. Serve hot with jam and whipped cream.

I am somewhat of a connoisseur of the regional Delicacy 'A Cream Tea' and I have the waistline to prove it!  This is a little tea ritual in itself, tea, definitley served from a pot, into a cup and saucer with milk and sugar to add if required, scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream, not whipped cream, not double cream, not squirty cream but Clotted cream for an authentic 'West Country' Cream Tea.
The English 'Riviera' Holds an Annual Cream Tea Festival in April

A Traditional English Cream Tea
(Best consumed outdoors on a sunny day)


  1. Deeeelish!! Thanks to you and the japanese braids I have finished a UFO. I will link to you when I show and tell. Thanks.

  2. I'm really intrigued by this recipe :) Mmm. My grandad's neighbour Ivy makes THE best scones in the world, and although she gave me her recipe I'm pretty sure she gave me a decoy recipe because they came out nothing like!

    Also, I LOVE your blue plate :D

    Much love,

  3. Louise I can't wait to see your UFO...

  4. Kim, you made me laugh with the concept of a 'Decoy' recipe...some people are like that though! These scones are so easy and lovely you could challenge Ivy to a bake off!

  5. Hehe I might just do that! I'm going to try making thm today - I'll let you know how they turn out :)

    Much love,

  6. I'm trying these! Thank you.


  7. Wow! these sound amazing! Is there anyway you can translate into American? I ran into this problem growing up but don't remember how to translate into cups. fireplugg

    1. Does this link to a conversion table help. Frustrating isn't it? Same language but it may as well be Martian when it comes to recipes! Hope this helps??? If you have any success do pop back and let me know how you got on. :)


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