• 4 cups self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 300ml cream
  • 300ml lemonade*
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (fan assisted) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Sift the self-raising flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Pour the cream and lemonade into the dry ingredients and mix together to form a soft dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured bench, dust lightly with flour and gently pat the dough out to a thickness of about 2 centimetres. Cut into approx. 12 pieces and lift each onto the baking tray.
  4. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with butter or cool and serve with your favourite jam and whipped cream.

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Top Tips

  • *To get a better rise, make sure the lemonade has not gone flat.
  • Cooling the scones wrapped in a tea towel will help retain the freshness.

Switch it up

  • To make sultana or date scones, add ¼–½ cup of sultanas or chopped dates to the dry ingredients.
  • To make cheese scones, add 2 cups of grated tasty cheese, a pinch of cayenne pepper and replace lemonade with soda water.

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26 Ratings

Reviews (26)

Ann Spain's Review | Rating

So so easy, and the Kids love making them and eating them.

Katrina Lay's Review | Rating

super easy and yummy

Doreen Rajakariar's Review | Rating

Hadnt even thought of using soda water... great!

Christine Caffery's Review | Rating

These scones are brilliant. thanks

Judith Smith's Review | Rating

So easy. I also use Lemon & Paeroa

Dorothy's Review | Rating

can these lemonade scones be frozen after baking?

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Dorothy,

Thanks for enquiring. Yes, the scones can be frozen after baking. Pack them into plastic bags, once thawed, wrap in foil and heat in oven before serving. :)

Hope this helps!

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Zara's Review | Rating

Can you substitute the cream with milk with this recipe ? e.g 3oomls of milk instead of cream ? thanks

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Yes you can, but it will change the texture and flavour of the scones :)

winny's Review | Rating

my kid's love love love these scones thank you

Paula's Review | Rating

These are TOO easy and are delicious, I wont bother with the rubbing butter method ever again. Great tip about covering in a tea towel.

sharika's Review | Rating

I just baked it and such a good outcome thanks for the tips...yummy scones

Caecilia's Review | Rating

Hi what kind of cream would you use? Whipped cream, fresh cream, cream cheese?? Please help me, thank you

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Caecilia,

You would use normal cream for the lemonade scones :)

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Debbie's Review | Rating

can I use yoghurt in place of the cream?

Yvonne's Review | Rating

Is there another tpye of scone recipe??? just joking!!! these are the only ones make

Leigh's Review | Rating

I think Caecilia was asking what type of cream would you use in the cooking of the scone i.e. 300 ml cream. If that is what you wanted to know Caecilia you would use fresh cream and if you wanted it on the scone after it is cooked you would use whipped cream with jam YUM!

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Thanks for picking that up Leigh! Yes you are right, you would use normal cream in the recipe :)

Kind Regards
The Food in a Minute team

Min's Review | Rating

Hi can I add cheese to these to turn them into cheese scones? What cheese would you recommend?

Christine's Review | Rating

Fantastic recipe - straight forward.

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Kim's Review | Rating

Never had much luck with my old recipe so thought I would give this one a go. Have now thrown out old recipe.

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Hayley's Review | Rating

My fav scones they are super easy to make and come out perfect every time and taste so good!

Jackie Dixon's Review | Rating

So enjoyed making these - EASY & enjoyable

carol fox's Review | Rating

I love this recipe so easy I add cheese and onion, or sultanas ,date or date and orange you could put anything with the plain mix or how they are enjoyable thanks

nicola matenga's Review | Rating

Love making these scones. Easy and fast to make and they taste amazing

Andrea's Review | Rating

Best scone recipe ever. Conventional oven temp is around 240'C for those of us who don't have fan forced, but keep an eye on them so they don't burn.