Monday, November 17, 2008

Lemonade Scones

The easiest and simplest scone recipe in Australia uses lemonade, cream and flour (and optional dried fruit) and this recipe produces the lightest scones. These scones are meant be eaten with jam and whipped cream.

Lemonade Scones:
3 cups of S.R. Flour (S.R.=self rising)
1 cup of cream
1 cup of Lemonade (not flat i.e. still fizzy with bubbles)
1/3 cup of dried fruit (optional)

Mix flour, dried fruit and cream and lemonade. Mixture will be soft. Scrape onto a floured surface. Knead lightly and shape and pat down, do not roll, into a rectangle about 3 cm high. Cut out with a 5cm floured scone cutter, makes 12 scones.

Brush tops with milk or egg wash

Place on tray and put into a hot oven 220C (450F) for about 10mins until tops are golden.

Serve with jam and cream.


Eat4Fun said...

The scone recipe sounds tasty and light.

I've never made scones and the scones I've purchased, in the past, are usually dry and dense. It was like eating a handful of saltines without any water.

I'll give your recipe a try.
What do you mean by (not flat) for describing your lemonade? Is the lemonade in AU made with soda water?

Audax said...

I mean by not flat that the lemonade is still fizzy and has bubbles.