Yes, you read right. Scones made with lemonade! This, along with my banana cake, were the only two baking recipes I attempted before I started this food blog! These scones are a huge hit every time I make them and best of all, they only require 3 ingredients and no electric mixer.
At work, I am now known as a bit of a baker since I have been bringing in some of my baked goodies for my colleagues. One Friday, Miss R (not one to hold back!) asked me whether I was going to bake over the weekend and what I would be bringing into work on Monday! It has been a while since I have made these lemonade scones and I wanted to blog about it so I agreed to bring these in and Miss R volunteered to bring the jam and cream.
From what I’ve heard, scones are supposed to be difficult to make. I have never made scones using any other recipe so I can’t comment. I can almost guarantee that if you have had trouble making scones the traditional way in the past, you will succeed with this recipe – it’s so easy!
Makes approx. 14 (depends on how big you make them)
3 cups self raising flour, sifted
1 cup thickened cream
1 cup lemonade
Milk for brushing tops
1. Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan forced).
2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in cream and lemonade. Combine gently.
3. Turn out onto a clean bench and knead gently until dough comes together and is smooth. The dough will be very sticky so you will need extra flour. Try not to add too much – just enough so it is workable.
4. Pat out dough to 3cm thick and cut out rounds with a scone cutter. If like me you don’t have one, just pull off parts of the dough and roll into slightly flat balls.
5. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place scones lightly touching each other. They will grow while baking and touch, but that is what helps them rise.
6. Brush tops with milk and bake for 15-20 minutes until tops are browned.
7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Results: The scones turned out so deliciously soft and fluffy – I think the secret ingredient is the lemonade. They taste divine with some whipped cream or double cream and your favourite jam (mine is raspberry). Everyone at work enjoyed them but couldn’t fit in more than one as they are quite filling.
Would I make them again? Yes, they are perfect for a morning or afternoon tea and who doesn’t love a good scone?!
Over & Out, Rilsta xx