3 1/2 cups of self-raising flour
1 cup of lemonade (e.g. sprite) (standard sugar type not the diet type)
1 cup of cream (UK Double Cream)
Preparation Time 15 min
Cooking Time 15 - 20 min
Oven Temperature180c / 350F / Gas mark 4
The not so traditional but a must try bake. Lemonade scones are lighter and full of flavour and a great alternative to the tradition scone. The verdict is out which are nicer, the traditional or the lemonade? It is a 50/50 split so you will have to do your own blind test.
Pre- heat your oven to 180c / 350F / Gas mark 4Mix ingredients together in a bowl to form a dough
Remove the dough from the bowl and roll out to 1" thick
Use a 5cm / 2-inch round pastry cutter to cut out the scones (Tip do not twist / turn the cutter to remove as this can hinder the baking rise of the scone)Place the scones on baking tray so they are touching (important they must touch) bake 15 to 20 minutes
Serve with clotted cream / butter and strawberry or raspberry jam.
Try a further variation by adding lemon zest and juice from one lemon for an even more intense flavour.
You can also add mixed dried fruit to these scones. First soak a cup of mixed fruit in the lemonade to allow them to absorb the flavour before adding the fruit to the mixture.
Pink Lemonade & Raspberry
A further variation is to use a different fizzy drink to create different flavour. A personal favourite is Pink Lemonade with Raspberry!
Follow the method above replacing the normal lemonade with the Pink Lemonade with Raspberry. Also add the lemon zest and dried fruit.
Pink Lemonade with Raspberry is available from Sainsbury’s in the (UK)
Why not try...Traditional Fruit Scones!