Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lemonade Scones

This is it! I'm now an official lemonade scone fan! These scones are fantastic!

Another amazing thing about this recipe is there is no butter added but only cream with 35% fat content. Yet, these scones are so soft, moist and very tasty.

When I first saw this lemonade scone recipe, I wasn't sure that this will work well as compared to the traditional scone recipes. Then, I came across a wholemeal version of this recipe in the book, Mix & Bake by Belinda Jeffery and became curious to see the outcome of these recipes scones. Now, I'm totally convinced. 

 

Here's the recipe from Taste.com.au

Makes 8
Ingredients
300g (2 cups) self-raising flour, sifted
55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
125ml (1/2 cup) thick cream
125ml (1/2 cup) lemonade
40ml (2 tbs) milk

Preheat the oven to 220°C. Lightly grease a baking tray.
Place the flour, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add the cream and lemonade and mix to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured workbench and knead lightly until combined. Press the dough with your hands to a thickness of about 2cm. Use a 6cm round cutter to cut out 8 scones, place on baking tray and brush the tops with some milk. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned. Serve warm with your favourite jam.

I didn't want to make too much scones and used 80% of the recipe. I reduced sugar to 30g and added 1/2 cup of dried cranberry into the flour mixture. I made 9 scones from this amount.
 
Happy Baking.

37 comments:

  1. These sound so refreshing! I love the addition of lemonade.

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  2. these scones looks really fabulous the texture is amazing! a recipe keeper for sure!

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  3. Love the texture! They sound so yummy. My parents also happen to love scones. I'll let you know if I ever try them out. :) They also love cranberries in scones.

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  4. Your scones is so perfect! Aww..... you tempted me to start making scones again~ ;)

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  5. butterless yet it yield such soft and delicious scones! great job (: and, i love lemonade!

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  6. I love the idea of a lemonade scone! Such a lovely treat!

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  7. Lemonade Scones?!!?!? say what??? look how fluffy they are!!!

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  8. They look so fluffy I can understand why you have become a big fan. I would too they look delish!

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  9. Wow, so delicious! I love them! ♥

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  10. My,my, they look so soft. Just can't help drooling!

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  11. haha i have the same recipe in those mini cookbooks i havent yet tried it though because i want to try belinda's 3 cheese scones first hehe

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  12. Those scones are truly irresisitble..

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  13. Mmm...I can already imagine these lemon scented scones! A slab of butter plus a cup of jo and it's all good! Yummy!

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  14. This looks v soft fr your pic... And no butter, interesting... Heh...

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  15. they look really moist and fluffy in the middle and crusty on the outside. bet the lemon gave an extra tang to the tastebuds!

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  16. Weird. Lemonade scones don't sound good to me and yet these pictures convince me that hey must be!

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  17. These sound divine, I never used cream but will try! Photos are so perfect..amazing!

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  18. Beautiful scones. I would love to have some with butter and marmalade spread thickly over it...mmm. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  19. zoe, i must tell you that your scones look so good..so much better than the ones at the bakeries! love the colour, love the texture, perfect scone!

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  20. Zoe, these scone looks perfect! I can imagine how divine it is to have one with my coffee at tea time.

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  21. These look beautiful! Scones are one of the things I have pending on my 'to bake' list. These sound fantastic!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    xx,
    Tammy

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  22. I have yet to find or try a butter-less scone recipe--this is wonderful! And the lemonade flavor reminds me that spring and summer are just around the corner :)

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  23. Hmmm. Maybe I should just scrap my diet and make these right now.
    You know I'm going to scrap my diet by this afternoon anyway. :P

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  24. They look lovely and light - perfect texture.

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  25. oh how fun are these?! I love your changes on the recipes as well!

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  26. Would love to try this out one of these days.

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  27. I can't believe I still haven't made scones yet. Love how you call it lemonade scones, it reminds of the summer coming. Thanks for sharing Zoe.

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  28. Wow! these scones look so soft and fluffy! I've always wanted to try lemonade scones, because I love the idea of putting lemonade in them :D Now you make me REALLY want to make them!

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  29. Zoe, what a perfect breakfast for me! I love scones alot. The texture looks terrific. Love your pics. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend.
    Best regards, Kristy

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  30. Dear Zoe I love these scones I have to make to my kids look delicious!! gloria

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  31. Lemon scones? Sounds really refreshing!

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  32. Wow another wonderful recipe. Lemon is really one of my most favorite flavors.

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  33. Your photos are amazing! I want to try these. I even have some lemonade. They look amazing!

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  34. Just wanted to let you know that I seriously love your photos. And this recipe!

    I include this post for my lemon round up - complete with a proper credit and link back of course :)

    Thanks in advanced!

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