Who else stuff’s up making scones? For years, my scones were always flat and rock hard.  Despite my mum trying to teach me, they always turned out terrible and in the end, I just gave up!

When we are away, I always delight in ordering scones, jam & cream.  Often from little tea houses tucked away in little country towns, homemade deliciousness that the whole family enjoys.

A few years ago, on a quiet winters Sunday, I had a craving for scones.  There was cream in the fridge, along with a gorgeous strawberry jam and I started googling recipes.  I remember seeing a bunch of them that were made with a can of lemonade! What the…? Seriously, a can of lemonade! This began a baking frenzy as I tried and tested these super easy scone recipes.  Some worked, some didn’t…I ended up tweaking them and came up with a 4 ingredient recipe that is not only so easy, but produces light, fluffy, balanced and yummy scones that we all rave about.  Obviously, others out there have nailed this scone recipe too as I have seen very similar ones pop up every now and again.

Here it is! I hope you all have success, ENJOY and share it around to your other “terrible” scone maker friends and family.

cheat scones recipe4 cups of Self Raising Flour

300mls of Cream

375mls of Lemonade (we usually use Sprite and have found that different lemonade brands produce a different result!)

Pinch of salt

  • Preheat fan forced oven to 190 degrees (c) and line an oven tray with baking paper or lightly grease.
  • Sift the self raising flour & salt into a big bowl
  • Add the cream and lemonade and mix (yes, it really is that easy)
  • If you think it feels too sticky, simply add a little more flour
  • Sprinkle the bench/board with a generous amount of flour and scrape the sticky mixture out onto the bench.
  • Rub your hands in flour to make it easier to work with
  • Simply pat it our with your hands to about 2cm thick – you could use a rolling pin, but patting with hands does the trick too.
  • Grab a glass or scone cutter and then place them on your baking tray, brush with a little milk and pop them in the over for 12-15 minutes. (I always check the scones underneath, if they are a light golden brown there as well as on top, then they will be PERFECT)
  • Serve with jam and cream…

You can also add some blueberries or sultanas to make fruit scones…

Message from a good friend:  “I have a child with sugar sensitivity and I don’t like to use “diet” lemonade because of the artificial sweeteners in it. I have found results just as delicious with soda water…also a little less sweet so a great option if you want to make savoury scones. Just add some diced bacon and onion and some grated cheese to the dough” LOVE THIS!!

How do your scones turn out? If you give this a bash, please let us know how you go!

Happy & Safe travels ~ Adele

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