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.