This is a guest contribution by Claire Buxton
Everyone loves scones, right? That makes scones a perfect recipe for a workplace Share The Dignitea! Yet achieving a light and fluffy scone is tricky. The secret to delicious, foolproof scones is lemonade. You really can’t go wrong with this easy lemonade scone recipe because the lemonade does all the hard work for you. It’s 100% numpty proof so don’t be afraid to get your bake on! There’s combination of lemonade and cream results in a perfect, light and fluffy scone. With no icing, they’re easy to transport for your fundraising morning tea and a pot of thickened cream and a jar of strawberry jam is all you need to create a real hit! Invite your colleagues to munch on delicious lemonade scones for a gold coin donation. This lemonade scones recipe is so simple that even the least kitchen savvy baker can create a wonderful morning tea for a good cause. Get ready to deliver the perfect lemonade scone for your Share The Dignitea fundraiser!
Easy Lemonade Scones Recipe
3 cups of self raising flour
Pinch of salt
1 cup of cream
1 cup of lemonade
- Turn your oven on to 220 degrees. Lightly grease an oven tray.
- Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
- Pour in the cream and lemonade. Use a knife to combine the ingredients.
- Turn the lemonade scones dough onto the bench dusted with flour. Knead the dough until smooth.
- Cut the dough into rounds using a circle cutter. Put the scones close together on the tray.
- Lightly brush the tops of the lemonade scones with milk.
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until the tops of the scones are golden.
Hot tips for making perfect lemonade scones
- Wear an apron. Working with flour and dough is messy. A good old apron will keep you clean and you’ll also look the part!
- Use lemonade at room temperature for fluffier results.
- Do not overwork your scone dough. The less you handle the dough, the better the scone. If you knead your dough too much you’ll end up with hard, tough scones.
- Flour your bench with plain flour and dip your cookie cutter in plain flour (it helps to more easily release the lemonade scones). This plain flour tip is one of those ‘passed down through the generations’ tip.
- Cook your scones in a very hot oven but keep a close eye on them. They will be ready in a flash.
- Scoff some of your delicious lemonade scones when they are still warm, with a dollop of jam and cream.
- Your lemonade scones will be a big hit at your workplace or school high tea fundraiser and are deliciously soft when warm or cool.