Lemonade Scones

What happens when it is day before pay day, there is nothing to eat in the house yet you still want something sweet and indulgent. Scones! Cheap, delicious and ready in 15 minutes.

2 cups Self Raising flour, sifted

¼ cup caster sugar

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup lemonade

½ cup thickened cream

2 tbs milk

Preheat oven to 220’C. Grease or cover a baking tray. Place the flour, sugar and ½ tsp of salt in a large bowl. Add the cream and lemonade and mix to form a dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until combined. Press the dough with your hands to a thickness of 4cm. Use a 6cm cutter to cut out 8 or so scones. Place on the baking tray, brush the tops with milk and bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned. Serve warm with your favourite jam and some cream if you wish.

I made 7, and one small ball of dough. I also used sugarfree lemonade and they were sweet enough like that. For me this recipe was a little strange, having been a flour, margarine and milk girl, not adding milk or marg to this seemed strange, but it did work! They have a different texture to my usual scones but they still have that delicious, warming, comforting feeling accompanying them. I think that the cream makes them a little softer, more like bread.

I had no issues making these, in fact they took a lot less time than my normal scones and were a lot better as a dessert scone as they were sweeter. A beautiful last minute dessert for a cold Canberra night. Spread with raspberry jam from the handmade markets and a little thickened cream mixed with a teaspoon of icing sugar which ran all over the scone to make a very cheap indulgent dessert.

There isn’t much else to say about scones apart from the fact that they are one of my favourite baked treats and as far as this recipe goes I’d definitely use it again. If you run out of food like we did or you just love scones or your mother in law is on her way over and you only just found out, lemonade scones are the way to go.

Love Sonia

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