This very simple scone recipe has just three ingredients! It's great for beginners and those who don't feel like fiddling with more complex scone recipes. This type of scone recipe is quite common in Australia. Serve warm with the topping of your choice. In my family, we love scones with cream and fresh strawberries, but they're great with butter and jam, or anything else you want to try.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 scones
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place the flour in a mixing bowl with a hollow in the middle; add the cream and lemonade; mix until combined into a very sticky dough. Pour the mixture onto a floured surface; roll with a floured rolling pin until the mixture is approximately 1 inch thick. You may need to sprinkle extra flour on top, given the stickiness of the mixture. Cut into rounds and place on a floured baking sheet with each round a few centimeters apart.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the tops of the scones are lightly browned and sound slightly hollow if you tap them, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 43.6g 14% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 19.8mg 7% DV; sodium 15.6mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
Having lived overseas I noticed something that might trip up most Americans with this recipe; 'lemonade' is known as Sprite or 7up in the states (or anything similar). The carbon dioxide helps the scones to raise. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2010
I'm not surprised that people had problems with this recipe. I'm an Aussie and I can tell you that you need 4 cups of Self Raising flour to 1 cup each of cream and lemonade. A pinch of salt helps bring out the flavour also make the scones smaller so they cook through properly. Then the recipe will earn more stars. Read More
(18)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
Having lived overseas I noticed something that might trip up most Americans with this recipe; 'lemonade' is known as Sprite or 7up in the states (or anything similar). The carbon dioxide helps the scones to raise. Read More
(247)
Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2010
I'm not surprised that people had problems with this recipe. I'm an Aussie and I can tell you that you need 4 cups of Self Raising flour to 1 cup each of cream and lemonade. A pinch of salt helps bring out the flavour also make the scones smaller so they cook through properly. Then the recipe will earn more stars. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
I actually quite liked these scones. I followed the recipe to the letter. The dough was quite soft and sticky, but using the extra flour for dusting solved the problem. The final scones were large, suitably fluffy and delicious served hot with strawberries and fresh cream. They were not very sweet at all - the sugar in the lemonade was just enough for them to not taste savoury... But that is the way British scones are meant to taste. A lot of the flavour is meant to come from the filling you add, rather than the actual scone being sweet. I will definitely make this recipe again. Read More
(17)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
This recipe should read 3 C SELF RAISING FLOUR. If you use this and have some flour to add if the recipe is too sticky. Then it is quick and works. light fluffy. All the flops are because there was no baking powder in the recipe. Trust me I use the recipe with self raising and get asked for the recipe all the time. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
yep these are great...I think any American may not get the whole scone thing...it's meant to be the equivalent of a biscuit but whats for sale labelled scone in the states is like a little muffin usually....easy and great with jam and cream. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
03/26/2009
I followed recipe. I used 7up as per one reviewer and these scones...word used very loosely...were awful. They were bland flat and very tasteless. Don't waste your time. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2009
This recipe is a flop! The dough was too slack- I had to add an additional cup of flour to make it the right consistency. It needed sugar in the recipe as well. I made these to take to a brunch...and had to leave them at home they were so bad. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2010
I have made these scones several times the only thing I did was used soda water rather then lemonade as personally I found it very sweet. If you like sweet then you will get plenty from the cream and jam you put on them Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
03/30/2009
Ugh! These didn't cook properly in the middle were too flat and burned on the top! Read More
(4)
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