These scones are so quick and simple. They only have three ingredients and produce deliciously light scones. The bubbles in the lemon soda make them rise. There is no need to rub butter as in the traditional scone recipe. Serve hot with whipped cream and berry jam.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
20 mins
12 scones


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray; lightly dust with flour.

  • Sift self-rising flour into a large bowl. Combine lemon soda and cream and pour over the flour. Mix until dough is just combined. Turn dough out onto the prepared baking sheet. Flour your hands and gently pat dough into a large rectangle. Do not overwork the dough. Cut into triangles or squares.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

The lemon soda adds a lot of air to the mixture. If you handle the dough too much, that airiness will be lost and the scones won't rise well.

To make a lower-calorie version, substitute plain soda water for the lemon-flavored one.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 26.4g 9% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 27.2mg 9% DV; sodium 404.4mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This whole concept of making scones with soda fascinated me! I used Sprite. They were so easy to make, came out very tender, and tasted like a light biscuit with no lemon flavor at all. I didn't have lemon curd or mock Devonshire cream, so I iced the top of mine with a lemon glaze. I will definitely keep these in mind for my next tea party. Read More