Best Scones Ever
Today I decided to make Scones, the best scones ever
I am using a recipe from my husband’s Grandmother, and it makes the best scones ever.
The best thing is this is such a simple recipe and uses a key ingredient Lemonade, yes you read right Lemonade. It is; so easy even Kids can make them.
What do you need;
4 Cups of Self Raising Flour
1/4 Cup of White Sugar
350ml lemonade (I use Sprite) or Soda Water, I find the Lemonade gives a slightly sweeter and softer texture
1/2 Tea Spoon Salt
1 Cup Sultanas (or any other dried fruit) or (choc chips)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to a smooth dough, get your hands in or your kids. My youngest 3yo loves scone making getting her little fingers in and covered in flour and sticky dough.
The mixture can be quite sloppy, so now tip it out onto a floured bench. Knead with flour until the dough is firm and malleable, form into a ball and press into a greased baking tray until about 2-21/2 cm thick.
If you have smaller trays like I do (about 20cm in diameter) break your dough ball in half and press into each tray as above.
Using a Plastic Knife cut your scones into your desired size, I like about 5cm x 5cm, don’t worry about cleanly separated cuts, after baking they will break easily at the cut.
Now Bake in a Preheated 220°C Oven for approximately 15-20mins depending on your oven until a light Golden Brown. Check by sticking in a probe, I use a Chopstick, if it inserts easy and comes out dry and clean, then, they are cooked.
Turn them out onto a wire rack to cool, I turn them into a Tea Towel this helps retain the moisture and keeps them soft.
There is a multitude of variations you can do, if you like savory scones use Soda Water instead of Lemonade, add some bacon, onion, and some grated cheese in your mix and bake as above.
Add Chocolate Chips for a bit of that Chocolate indulgence fix.
Fresh warm scones with strawberry jam and freshly whipped cream and a hot, pot of fresh tea……….mmmmmm