3 cups self-raising flour
1 cup cream, plus 300ml extra
1 cup chilled lemonade
1 tablespoon icing sugar
Strawberry jam, to serve
Preheat oven to 220 degrees C/ 200 degrees fan forced. Grease and flour a 23cm (base measurement) square slab cake pan. Shake off excess flour.
Sift flour into a bowl. Make a well at centre. Add cream and lemonade to flour. Using a round-bladed knife, mix ingredients. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Press dough into a 3cm-thick round. Using a 5.5cm round cookie cutter, cut dough into 16 rounds (reroll offcuts if necessary). Place rounds, side by side, in prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until scones are golden and sound hollow when tapped. Transfer to a wire rack.
Using an electric mixer, beat extra cream and icing sugar until soft peaks form. Serve scones with jam and cream.
Lemonade scones FAQ
What is the secret to a good scone?
- Handle the dough as little as possible.
- Arrange scones side-by-side for even rising.
- Scones are best made and eaten on the same day.
- Keep your buttercold. When it melts in the oven it creates pockets of steam, helping your scones to rise and become flaky.
Why do you put lemonade in scones?
Lemonade not only makes scones sweeter, the bubbles aerate the dough and make it extra light, resulting in perfectly even and fluffy scones.
Can you freeze scones?
Keep scones in an airtight container or snap-lock bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature. You can cook scones on a baking tray.
Why didn't my lemonade scones rise?
There's nothing worse than taking your scones out of the oven to find they haven't risen. Here are a few reasons why scones don't rise.
- Expired or old self-raising flour: Check the expiration date on your self-raising flour before baking.
- Overmixing: Overmixing the dough is the most common mistake people make with scones. It can lead to tough scones that don't rise well. Mix the ingredients until just combined.
- Using flat or expired lemonade: Fresh and fizzy lemonade helps with the rising process.
- Incorrect oven temperature: Make sure your oven is preheated to the correct temperature as specified in the recipe. Baking at too low a temperature can prevent proper rising.
Why do my scones taste bitter?
Scones should not taste bitter. While there are a few reasons why your scones are tasting bitter, like over mixing, over baking and experied ingredients, the main reasons is that you've used too much bakinig powder.
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