Lemonade Scones

Lemonade Scones

I wish I could say the recipe for these scones has been passed down for generations in my family, however, truth be told I am not sure the true origins of this particular recipe at all, only that it was jotted down on a piece of paper from a hairdresser named Barbara, who in turn passed them onto a lovely woman named Shirley – who in turn passed it on to me. These scones are everything a scone should be – golden brown and deliciously light. Serve them warm from the oven with lashings of butter, your favourite jam and a big dollop of cream.

The recipe I received was written in a very basic form without directions at all – so I had to figure out how to combine everything as I went along. I do feel that there was a lot of flour and may omit 100g next time I make these. Don’t be alarmed – the dough looked weird, was a little sticky and I battled to get it to fully cling together. Whatever you do don’t let this deter you – and don’t try to knead or overwork the dough or you may end up with tough scones.

Lemonade Scones

Makes about 12 medium scones

200ml Lemonade (the fizzy soft drink variety)

3 1/2 cups (about 700g) Self-raising flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 carton (250ml) cream

1 beaten egg for brushing the scones

Preheat the oven to 220C. In a large bowl sieve the flour and salt ( or just throw it into the bowl and give it a quick whisk!). Pour in the cream and gently cut it into the flour with a knife, then, as it starts to resemble a dough, add the lemonade and continue to ‘cut’ it into the dough before sticking your hands in and doing your best to form a lump of dough. Once you have a ball (or as close to a ball as possible), place it on a clean and lightly floured work surface and pat it out to about 2.5cm thickness before cutting into rounds with a scone cutter ( or an upside down glass). Place scones onto a greased baking tray and brush lightly with beaten egg. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Eat with gay abandon.

Lemonade Scones

 

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4 comments

  1. Barbara? Shirley? Suitably retro names, somehow! Lovely, Louise, and thanks again for your fab blog. XXX


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