Lemonade scones – what! Scones made with lemonade, yes indeed. These scones are super simple as there is no rubbing together or flour and butter, so perfect for cooking with kids and there is no bicarb taste that you can sometimes get.
I first saw these on a video that Liz from Me and My Shadow shared over on Facebook and I was intrigued. The original recipe called for a can of lemonade, but we prefer scones made on the day we bake them, so I amended the recipe to make around 8 small scones which is perfect for us.
How to make scones with lemonade and Cream
Why would you make scones with lemonade rather than the traditional way? Well, they are super simple and perfect for making with children this way as there is no rubbing of the fat and flour. Also, the lemonade acts as a raising agent so you don’t get the bicarb sour taste that you can sometimes get with plain scones. I refuse to call them cheats scones!
How to make lemonade scones
Maxi aged 10 put together a very quick and dirty video to show you how easy it is to make lemonade scones, well Maxi aged ten makes them for you.
- 300 g 2 cups self-raising flour
- 55 g 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 125 ml 1/2 cup thick cream Double cream
- 125 ml 1/2 cup lemonade Sprite works just as well
- milk to glaze
Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan) mark 7.
In a large bowl mix all ingredients to make a dough.
Knead briefly, then tip onto a floured surface and use your hands to press to a 2cm (3/4in) thickness.
Line a baking tray with parchment.
Stamp out rounds and place on tray.
Glaze the tops with milk.
Bake for 12-15min until golden.
Cool on a wire rack.
Preheat the oven to 220C/gas 7 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Sift the flour into a bowl. Then make a well in the centre and pour in the cream and lemonade. Start mixing with a wooden spoon and then with your hands to make a firm dough.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut into 6 – 8 circles.
Brush the top of the scones with milk, taking care for the milk not to go over the sides.
Place the scones on the lined baking tray and bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
Scones are best even with Jam and clotted cream on the day of baking, but they will keep in an airtight container.
We are delighted to be starting off a cooking with kids blog hop with Crafty Kids at Home with our Lemonade Scones.
These look and sound amazing! I absolutely love scones
They look amazing. What an interesting ingredient! That cream looks amazing too. Something we can’t get here…
These look amazing, and they have just succeeded in making my tummy rumble!
Those look and sound absolutely delicious, and so easy to make too. I’m definitely going to get my kids making these, I can’ t wait to try them.
Oh yours look fabulous! I must get round to writing this up, I made them with gluten free flour and they came out great, I did have to tweak the recipe a bit and found they didn’t keep very well, but they were delicious.
Mmmmmm I’ve died and gone to heaven! These look gorgeous! Remind me not to read blogs on an empty stomach!!
This is certainly a new one on me. I am a regular scone baker but I have never added lemonade into them before. We will definitely be having a go at this recipe. A great start to our Cooking with Kids Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing them with us.
What a fab recipe, these scones look delicious and pretty simple to do with a pre-schooler. Olly wants to help in the kitchen more and more now so I think giving him a bowlful of ingredients to stir would be right up his street!
Oooh these look and sound delicious, I haven’t made scones in ages – I must try some of these
Ooh they sound amazing – and look delicious! I would never have thought of using lemonade in baking!
Jen, these look so, so tasty and have made my hungry for something sweet now :-).xx
Ooh interesting! The scones look ‘normal’…. were they tasty? So easy to make too! x
You know, I don’t think I have ever made scones….. I love them though! Great video too, love that your boys really get involved with cooking at home.
These look amazing. Definitely going to give these a go xx
Oh, ‘these look fabulous. Genius idea to add lemonade
They look so amazing and your instructions are so easy to follow that even I could have a bash at making these! Stephen
Wow, what a novel idea! The scones look great!!
The new favourite in our house at the moment is a Wakey-Shakey which I have spruced up to make into a brain boosting snack.
Simply blend a few bananas, some porridge oats, cocoa, sunflower seeds, fish oil (just a dash), peanut butter (optional) and milk.
My kids can’t get enough of it. 🙂