Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Lemonade Scone Recipe

This very quick and easy recipe produces lovely light scones. They are best served hot from the oven.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Makes about 12-14 scones.

We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.

325g (2 cups + 2 tablespoons) self-raising flour
167ml (2/3 cup) cold lemonade (use the carbonated type)
167ml (2/3 cup) thickened cream (35 percent fat)

Preheat oven to 225 degrees Celsius (205 degrees Celsius fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Sift flour into a large bowl. Combine lemonade and cream in a medium bowl. Add lemonade and cream mixture to flour and gently fold ingredients together until just combined (don't over mix the dough as this will produce tough scones). The dough should be fairly soft and sticky. © exclusivelyfood.com.au

Place dough on a lightly floured bench, form into a round and press out to about 3.5cm thickness. Cut scones using a floured 5cm diameter cutter. We find that using a quick, firm motion to cut the scones gives a them better shape and makes them less likely to stick to the cutter. Form the offcuts into another round and cut some more scones.

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, cover them with a clean tea towel for one minute after removing from the oven. Serve hot with jam and whipped cream.
© www.exclusivelyfood.com.au


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best scones I have ever tasted and so much easier than the standard recipe. Made 9 big scones which were eaten by the family within 5 minutes of coming out of the oven. THIS RECIPE IS DEFINATELY A KEEPER!

29/10/06 12:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely recipe - however I found that I needed to add a bit more flour to the mix as the dough was very runny and "undoughlike". Apart from this the recipe is very easy and a day later the scones are still very nice and soft.

8/11/06 11:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these are the best scones i have ever tasted i don't usually eat scones but this recepe is great

20/1/07 1:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephanie says...
Had a good old fashioned afternoon tea with my husband and three teenage kids. they said "these scones rock mum."

6/4/07 6:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scones are delicious l like the cream on top and how fluffy my mum makes them.Sophie 9 years old.

6/4/07 6:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a great receipe,but for a diabetic version trade the lemonade for soda water, 0 sugar content and still all the flavour.

15/4/07 7:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These scones were da bomb! I had 2 make bout 70. 4 Batches. It took a lil while but they were so nice. The party i made them 4 asked y i didn't make more and bring em' i jst sed u'll hav to wait till nxt tym.

28/5/07 7:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These scones are fantastic! They can be reheated the next day and still taste great. Diabetic tip use low joule lemonade and low fat cream, still taste great.

7/6/07 10:22 am  
Blogger Gabriel said...

Wonderful! I substituted low-fat peach yoghurt for the cream and ginger ale for the lemonade- halfwholemeal flour. I added dried papaya, cherry and pecans.

27/6/07 5:44 pm  
Blogger Sarah said...

This is the first time I've made scones with lemonade (I usually just use milk and cream) but they turned out lovely. Brush the tops with a little milk before baking to give a lovely golden crust. I also recommend using plain flour (all-purpose flour) and baking powder (2 tsp per cup) - you can add a little extra baking powder to get maximum rise in your scones.

9/7/07 12:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what lemonade are you referring to?
is it just a mixture of sugar and lemon juice or is it the actual lemonade soft drink??

16/9/07 11:48 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We use purchased lemonade soft drink that contains carbonated water, sugar, food acid, flavour and preservative.

16/9/07 11:56 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use sprite lemonade

17/10/07 7:05 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, this is the second of your recipes I've tried and I have to say, I'm absolutely hooked. I made these tonight to satisfy my baking fingers, and I had them done - including out of the oven - in half an hour.

My partner is in the process of moving out so most of his kitchenware are gone, but all I needed was a measuring cup, sieve, 2 bowls, wooden spoon, and baking tray. To save on space, I just rolled balls of dough and slightly flattened them like little buns and they came out well cooked and light, doughy and, well, perfect. Not sweet, not tasteless, perfect to team up with jam and cream.

Thank you so much for such a simple, versatile recipe!

6/11/07 9:38 pm  
Blogger ageos said...

ohhh yummy. We just made a double batch. My 3 and 6 year old helped with such an easy recipe they didn't lose interest. Fresh whipped cream and home made strawberry jam! I wonder if perhaps a dash of salt was needed?

5/4/08 4:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay I am now a scone maker!!!
I have tried making scones in the past only to have them end up in the bin, so I followed your recipe very carefully and voila they turned out beautifully.Thankyou so much.I am now inspired to try as many of your wonderful recipes as possible

7/4/08 9:08 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Ageos,

Thanks for your suggestion; we'll try adding a little salt next time we make these scones. We do find that self-raising flour is already slightly salty due to the presence of sodium-containing raising agents (such as sodium bicarbonate).

9/4/08 3:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay I did it. I followed your recipe very carefully and out came beautiful scones. Delicious

3/5/08 4:34 pm  
Blogger Jess Joseph said...

I'm not sure what I did wrong. They came out OK, but not great. It didn't rise as much as I wanted them to.
Could it because of the lemonade I used? I used SOLO.

25/6/08 12:17 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Jess,

We haven't tried using a lemon-flavoured soft drink, such as SOLO, to make these scones, so we aren't sure whether this could have been the problem. Did the scones rise as much as other scones you've made? The carbonation level of SOLO is probably lower that that of lemonade, so using something like Kirks lemonade might help.

4/7/08 6:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will be happy to know that upon reading about this scone, I am planning on eating one for lunch.

31/7/08 2:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those look absolutely, mouth wateringly delicious!

31/7/08 11:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I regurally make these now in fact another batch is on the go for today.....Yummy

2/8/08 12:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried making these with milk instead of the cream? I was wondering if this would lower the fat content but still come out great?

4/8/08 9:41 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We haven't tried making the scones with milk instead of cream. If you try it, please let us know how they turn out.

9/8/08 6:28 pm  
Blogger Marie said...

Wow, what an amazing recipe. Sure beats eating the hard and dry scones I had a few months ago.

16/8/08 1:24 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these earlier and was a bit concerned that I had failed, the mixture was extremely sticky and not dough-like at all. So you can imagine my reaction when they came out of the oven perfect. I have had 2 for morning tea already! Thanks again for the recipe, I do love your blog and look forward to making some savoury dishes soon.

Cheers, Liz.

26/8/08 9:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi my 2 year old daughter and i made these using vanilla yoghurt and schweppes lemonade. beauutiful. we loved them.

15/9/08 12:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these are AMAZING. light, fluffy, incredibly easy to make! they are done in just a second! mum's a scone lover, so i'm going to make some for her soon!

16/9/08 10:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those look so good, and so easy! Thank you for the recipe!

22/9/08 4:59 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these scones a few weeks ago with left over ingredients, froze them then defrosted, put in microwave & they were an absolute hit at the family bday lunch, so nice & fluffy !! Have been asked to make another batch for yet another family bday lunch this w/end !!

23/9/08 8:43 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

I just made these but used milk instead. The dough was extremely runny and sticky, I guess that cream helps thicken it and keep it together. It was too sticky to cut, I had to rip bits off and try to form some round shapes. Tasting great though!!!

4/10/08 5:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I add chopped dates to the recipe, and if I have run out of lemonade, I have used water & sugar and it still comes out great.
Sometimes I add an extra handful of flour if the dough is very wet.
For those who say they haven't risen much, could it be that you have rolled the dough out too thin?

27/10/08 11:30 am  
Blogger petrina said...

I used Swcheppes lemonade and it was amazing! Will be baking more for brekkie this Sat!

26/11/08 11:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sensational scones- Light & fluffy. Takes 5 min to make 15 min to cook & 2 min to eat!! DELICIOUS

30/12/08 5:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just made them and they came out great. Whole family liked them. Though it was slightly too wet so i added a bit more flour and i also used kirt's lemon squash instead of lemonade. thanks for the great recipe!

30/12/08 6:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to use pumpkin in these scones and how much would I use? I have made these scones and they are delicious and easy, also could you add fruit if so how much?

2/1/09 7:50 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Unfortunately, we haven't tried adding pumpkin to the scones, so we aren't sure how well it would work or how much you would need to add. To make fruit scones, we would add about 2/3 cup of dried fruit to the flour before adding the wet ingredients.

13/1/09 6:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my 5 year old can make and turn out beautifully.

21/1/09 6:17 pm  
Blogger Violeta said...

What a fantastic and simple recipe. The tip of not over kneading them helped make them light and fluffy. I also used light thickend cream and it was great.

24/1/09 10:17 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend made these for me when I visited but she lives at sea level. Anyone know how to adapt this recipe for high altitude? I live at 5000ft.

7/2/09 5:11 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

Absolutely the Best scones I have ever tasted!!! A huge hit with the family! This recipe has converted my husband to a Lemonade Scone Lover - (He never use to like scones!)

10/2/09 4:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always add some dates to the dough and scones are even nicer :)

15/2/09 10:24 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very light and fluffy. They didn't look the prettiest but they definatly made up for that in taste.

12/3/09 5:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow so easy and delicious.made mine into little rolled balls.made about 24 bite size. cut in half made double 48 with cottees raspberry jam and homemade whipped cream.this recipe will make you look like a pro !!!

19/4/09 12:00 pm  
Blogger Barbara said...

the best scone i have made. made a double batch for the croquet tournament. they get me to make the scones all the time these are the best and the easyest.Barbara

27/4/09 7:05 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not have the magic touch when it comes to making scones...just not my thing. But with this fantastic recipe even i can cook them like a pro, you can't go wrong. Two big thumbs up!!:)

5/5/09 9:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing that a recipe this simple, works out better than the old recipe that involves rubbing the butter into the flour!!
So Quick! So Easy!!!
Thumbs up from the whole family!!

13/5/09 12:33 pm  
Anonymous Jacqui said...

These are so yum! I made a trial patch as I'm having a party this weekend, and needed a scone recipe. I didn't know how'd they turn out, I had never heard of lemonade scones before, but they were great, and easy to make! My husband ate almost the whole batch and kept saying how light and fluffy they were! Thank you so much!

14/5/09 8:52 am  
Anonymous felicia :) said...

hi,im felicia. i havent made these yet, but i was wondering if there was any alternative to the cream?

15/5/09 11:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yum! worked a charm. so fluffy and lovely.

16/5/09 6:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your scone recipe is AWESOME :)

Incredibly easy to make, and they taste amazing.

Thanks guys


20/5/09 7:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these scones today and people loved them!!!!

21/5/09 9:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scones were a hit! The family finished them in 15 mins flat. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hubby says they're even better than the ones his Nan used to make. I'm going to try this recipe with gluten free flour next! Fingers crossed they'll also work out.

22/5/09 7:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excellent recipe- and so easy!
even a guy that hasn't baked
years can whip up a good batch.
my girlfriend will love them :-)

9/6/09 10:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can these be succesfully reheated same day?

24/6/09 11:05 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Yes. The scones can be reheated in a microwave or wrapped in aluminium foil and reheated in an oven.

Hi Felicia

A couple of the above commenters have used yoghurt as a substitute for the cream in this recipe.

6/7/09 10:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these scones today and also found the dough to be very sticky. I substituted the cream with yoghurt. I'm just wondering if your dough is also sticky when you make your scones? Should I increase the S/R flour to 3 cups perhaps? Also could you use pure cream instead of thickened cream?


29/7/09 10:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really want to make these scones, but i live in England and i can't find thickened cream anywhere and i have never heard of it. Maybe it's just sold in Australia. Could i use anyother cream? maybe whipping cream as it is about 35%fat like the thickened cream is. What consistancy does this thickened cream have? Is it hard like clotted cream? I would much appreciate your response. These scones look fantastic.
Many Thanks

7/9/09 1:50 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these for my dad for father's day. I had never made scones before and was a bit nervous (especially because he is a chef!) but they turned out really well. he said they were great and the whole family enjoyed them. i will definitely make these again.

7/9/09 5:02 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi R.Allen

Whipping cream with about 35 percent fat would be suitable to use. Thickened cream is very lightly thickened with a small amount of vegetable gum, gelatine etc. It retains a pourable consistency.

8/9/09 4:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These scones are so light and fluffy! They're so quick and easy to make, and living away from home without all your cooking equipment is a pain. But 3 ingredients + jam = good afternoon snack!

The dough was a bit runny, but a little sprinkle of flour fixed that. Also we substituted half of the cream with milk and they still taste fantastic!

The scones are freezable and a little zap in the microwave makes them fresh and warm to spread the jam and cream on top!

Best scone recipe so far! ♥

30/9/09 9:19 pm  
Anonymous Ellen Petch said...

I just made these using birdseye's gluten free sr flour and they worked brilliantly. Just as good as using normal wheat flour! My Mum who's a celioc couldn't get enough of them!

7/11/09 2:58 pm  
Blogger Rob Ramehum said...

I was looing for a griddle scone recipe but decided to give this a go on the BBQ hot plate.

I used 170ml blackcurrent and raspberry yoghurt plus the lemonade.

Used the hot plate reasonably low.

Great cruchy crusts both sides. All eaten as quick as they came off the BBQ.

Cheers and thanks for his easy recipe.

27/12/09 1:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe it, a scone I can actually make and it works out!!!! I am 50 yrs old and never been able to make a good scone, well now I have this recipe, I will be able to at anytime. They so quick and easy. I have also added some ham and cheese to some for my husband to take to work for his morning tea..he is really impressed...best recipe EVER!!!!!!

28/2/10 4:01 pm  
Anonymous Alexa said...

This looks great! I’ll try it for sure! Thanks for sharing with us your great recipes!

14/3/10 7:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these scones last night and they were great, but they seemed to have light brown flecks all over them, is that normal? do you know what it could be from?

26/3/10 3:28 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

If you still have some scones left, or if you make them again and have the same problem, could you email us a photo of the brown flecked scones?

27/3/10 2:46 pm  
Anonymous Mandy said...

Yum, Yum, Yum! Loved these, thanks Amanda and Debbie!

That was so easy to make - seriously it took 5-8mins to make. Will make these again for my mother's group.

6/4/10 4:12 pm  
Blogger Elisha said...

I had the same issue with the brown flecks through them, certainly didn't effect the taste at all! Easiest and best scone recipe I have ever tried, I made a second batch the next day they were gone so quickly.

10/4/10 4:47 pm  
Blogger Adriana said...

I have made scones for the first time, following your recipe. They were superb and it took me 10 min to make them. Your recipes never fail. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. All my friends and work colleagues use your recipes more and more. This is the best recipes site on www.

21/5/10 11:36 am  
Anonymous azuregirl said...

I normally make rock cakes not scones - this is a fool proof recipe! I used Mountain Dew, scones were light fluffy lika granny's but maybe laking bit sugar for my taste. Oh and I tried Cola ones they were light fluffy with unusual after taste and odd latte coloured scones lol pass next time. Trying Pasito next hope they are passionfruit flav. Happy Cooking!

15/2/11 11:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great recipe, my 6 year old made me scones at school and told me they used lemonade. being the best ever scone I had ever tasted I said 'noooooooooo its not possible' and thought just by chance i'd look it up on here and I had to tell him that mommy was wrong and he was right...

I did notice a comment saying theirs didn't really rise and I suggest to put them on the tray very close together and rather than rise up and out, they rise UP HUGE...

great stuff thanks

19/3/11 10:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these out camping with friends using beer and sour cream. They turned out fabulous!! And the leftovers were great cut and toasted for breakfast the next day.

2/6/11 10:01 pm  
Blogger Jo said...

This is such an easy, foolproof recipe! Beautiful texture and great flavour. They were gone in no time.

3/10/11 6:47 pm  
Blogger Jess Joseph said...

I figured out what I did wrong the first time - my oven temperature was inaccurate. Now that I adjust it accordingly, the scones turned out beautifully risen - nice on the outside & soft on the inside. This will be my scone recipe from now on.

17/11/11 11:56 pm  
Anonymous kamagra said...

This looks really tasty. I've just started baking, so I hope that I will not ruin this recipe. kamagra

2/2/12 8:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just made these scones and although they came out looking like odd shaped rocks, they were fantastically light and short. I used double cream instead of the thickened cream and somehow managed to make 8 scones instead of the 12-15 haha. Highly recommended!

4/6/12 11:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this recipe using a food processor instead and the scones still turned out perfectly.

29/7/12 10:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found recipe awhile ago and my hubby loves them so much he woke me up @ 3am to bake them cause he was craving some! The kids and I have used kirks sugar free drinks (red creaming soda makes them pink) and low fat cream to make them diabetic & kid friendly. Always taste great, thanks heaps!

1/10/13 7:47 am  
Blogger Catherina said...

I just made this and the scones turned out super soft! I used the exact amount of ingredients and thought the whole process was easy. Best scones recipe ever!

30/5/14 10:13 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mine turned out like dough balls :( I've made them 3 times now and followed to the letter, but having absolutely NO success

20/12/16 12:03 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

I made this recipe and I could only get 9 1cm high scones uncooked.the recipe says 3.5cm high which confuses me as that is quite high and the recipe suggests it makes 12-14.

6/4/17 8:02 pm  
Blogger Teaquiero said...

I made these according to directions, EXCEPT I used 1/2 cup of lemonade and 2/3 cup of heavy cream and it was just right. I do believe the original recipe calls for too much liquid so I had none of the runny dough problem. One of the commenters mentioned adding salt but trust me, no salt is needed. In fact, if you eat them without any kind of topping, they are simply a savory scone. I made a second batch and added candied ginger and chocolate...omg! I used round cookie cutters for consistency so they’d all be standard size and they rose beautifully. Thanks for sharing this keeper!

27/5/17 3:27 pm  
Blogger Justnan said...

OMG...Perfect!!! I used Bundaberg Ginger Beer. Next time I might follow Teaquiero's lead & add candied ginger as well!

23/7/17 2:28 pm  

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