Are you afraid of baking scones? Think they’re a little tricky to get just right? Don’t be afraid anymore. This 3 ingredient recipe will be the easiest recipe you’ll ever bake. It’ll have your neighbours whipping up cream and popping over with jam before you can say “come round for afternoon tea”.
I came across this lemonade scone recipe years ago from the wonderful Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. I’d forgotten about it until a few weeks ago when a girlfriend shared with me her easy cheesy scone recipe. That was my first ever attempt at the finicky scone and it wasn’t too bad an experience. This one is even easier.
You only need 3 ingredients:
- 450g self raising flour
- 250g thickened cream (also known as pure cream – i.e. 35% fat)
- 250g lemonade (7 Up / Sprite / or any other kind of fizzy lemonade)
- Preheat your oven to 200C (400F) or 190C (175F) if with fan.
- Add ingredients into a bowl and stir very gently until the mixture is just combined.
- Flour your work surface well, and roll the dough our from the bowl gently. I found it very wet and sticky, so used a fair bit more flour to gently pat the dough out into a thick round disc. Mine were too thin, so made 16 pieces. Celia’s original recipe makes about 10 pieces. So aim for 3/4 inch thick.
- Using a round cutter (or you could use a glass), cut out the dough and gently lift onto your lined baking tray. Place them close to each other so they bake and rise together.
- Gently reshape your dough to finish off cutting as much as you can.
- Pop scones into the oven for about 20 minutes or so. They’re done when they’re golden on top.
- Whip up some cream with a dash of vanilla and serve up with your favourite jam.
You might think it’s a bit strange with the lemonade fizzing up.
But very gently, it’ll turn into the softest creamiest dough.
Don’t be surprised. It’s a VERY sticky dough. Flour your surface well.
Or you might end up needing a spatula (like me) to gently lift the scones onto your baking tray.
Not too shabby for a first time go don’t you think?
Next question, butter or cream?
Delish. And easy. What more can you ask for?