Super Easy Lemonade Scones

2 February 2012, 02:22

I loooooove scones. I never used to like scones way back in them childhood years, I always thought cake was far superior to scones. I remember staring sadly at the doughy lump in front of me and wondering why the adults loved them so much. AND THEN I WAS GIVEN CREAM AND ALL WAS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD.

As you can prolly tell, I’m really not one for props but oh golly gosh how I love kids tea sets! I scored a set from the land of the allen key aka Ikea and it was too cute for words!

Anywhos ready for the world’s easiest scone recipe? It’s so freaking easy and super fast to whip up and the recipe is from here, takes about 20mins all up and makes about 10-15 scones.

3 cups self-raising flour
1 cup cold lemonade (do NOT use Solo! I tried it once and the scones become super dense)
1 cup thickened cream

Preheat oven to 205C. Sift flour into a large bowl. Combine lemonade and cream in another bowl. Add the lemonade and cream mixture to the sifted flour and gently fold ingredients together using a spatula or dough scraper until JUST combined (don’t over mix the dough as this will make tough scones). The dough should be fairly soft and a bit sticky.

Place dough on a lightly floured bench, form into a round and press out to about 3cm thickness. Cut scones using a floured 4cm diameter cutter.

Line a baking tray with baking paper. 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 just cover them with a tea towel for a few minutes.

Serve piping hot and with a bowlful of whipped cream and jam!



  1. I heart scones! What better receptacle for jam and cream than a fluffy scone. Deeeeeee-ricious.

    Helen (grabyourfork)    Feb 2, 02:33 AM    #

  2. what lovely pictures of perfect (and seemingly enormous — ha!) scones. must stock up on cream and give them a go. d’you reckon it’ll work with ginger ale?

    ragingyoghurt    Feb 2, 05:53 AM    #

  3. I’ve tried it with ginger beer and it was great!

    Lau @ Corridorkitchen    Feb 2, 07:03 AM    #

  4. I heart scones! Unfortunately I’ve had to have many debates with boy (American) re: scones and how proper scones are not as hard as rocks, and American biscuits are not better than scones! ;)

    Mary@beyondjelly    Feb 2, 07:40 AM    #

  5. Oh this tea set is too cute for words…love!

    I am a scone eater from way back and have tried everything from horrible floury scones to delicious crumbly scones. The thing that makes them though is the type o jam and of course some beautiful clotted cream….mmmm!!

    Anna @ the shady pine    Feb 2, 08:01 AM    #

  6. i use this recipe too! it’s the best and seriously makes scones a breeze – i used to hateeeeeeee cutting in the butter and taking forever to work the dough. it’s so easy and i love that they’re already sweet from the lemonade so you don’t even need to add toppings if you’re impatient and want to shove one in your gob right after baking like me :)

    emma    Feb 2, 10:47 AM    #

  7. Really? That’s all that is in it? Haha i am amazed. They look so good tooooooooo! Scones with jam. You can’t go wrong.

    Tina @ bitemeshowme    Feb 2, 11:30 AM    #

  8. bahhaha ikea kid utensils! i’ve got the same set haha :)
    can you taste the lemon/lemonade in the scones?

    Vivian - vxdollface    Feb 2, 12:28 PM    #

  9. You make it look so easyyy! Must try!

    Food is our religion    Feb 2, 01:15 PM    #

  10. No way! I’ve got all these ingredients in my pantry RIGHT NOW! Also, I know you said not to, but I’m just curious…what would happen if you use Solo? I’m imagining a whole Mentos/Diet Coke thing. Am I close?? :D

    Paola in the Pantry    Feb 2, 01:28 PM    #

  11. yum! They look good and really easy to make! Why can’t you use Solo? :p Oh I love your mini tea set too – uber cute :)

    jack    Feb 2, 02:20 PM    #

  12. Oh, that tea set is adorable! I still haven’t been to the new IKEA – so close, yet…

    Tina@foodboozeshoes    Feb 2, 03:29 PM    #

  13. would it work with sugar free sprite???

    — Newo    Feb 2, 09:33 PM    #

  14. I loooovvveeeee scones too! I’ve made a batch using a similar recipe and they turned out great. Lemonade is definitely the way to go :) xx

    Sarah @ Spaghetti Blogenese    Feb 2, 09:57 PM    #

  15. Oooh! I have all I need ingredient-wise for this already in the kitchen. Neat-o!

    Sophie    Feb 2, 10:54 PM    #

  16. Back again…! I made these scones to have after our dinner tonight. Went down a treat! Everyone enjoyed them so well. :)

    Sophie@teathyme    Feb 4, 10:41 PM    #

  17. I love scones! Was fascinated with them from a young age coz I had no idea what they were, but liked the whole processing of having them with jam, cream and tea.

    Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse)    Feb 6, 06:54 PM    #

  18. HAH! I saw the cute ikea set the other week as well but Yos frowned at me when I looked at him with glee in my eyes. Therefore I didn’t buy it. Sure looks cute with your scones though! By the way I agree totally with the scones and no cream/jam thing!

    — Tammy    Feb 8, 03:30 PM    #

  19. that tea set is so cute! I love scones too as long as there are no raisins in mine!

    Jacq    Feb 8, 08:50 PM    #

  20. Love scones!!! I dunno how to make them but we have every week at work with high tea. Can’t enough of the cream and jam.

    Patrick Varden    Feb 25, 01:19 AM    #

  21. Those scones look gorgeous. I’ve included a link to your site and to your post about the lemonade scones. I love scones with jam and cream and so do my kiddies!

    Angie    Feb 26, 10:02 PM    #

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