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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.21 / 5 (73 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
15 min

Kim McCosker and Rachael Bermingham cleverly combine two childhood treats by adding a can of lemonade to scone batter


1. Preheat the oven to 220C/gas 7 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Sift the flour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the cream and lemonade. Mix first with a wooden spoon and then with your hands to make a firm dough.

3. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut into 12 circles using a scone (or cookie) cutter.

4. Arrange the scones on the lined baking tray and bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.

5. Serve the scones with clotted cream and raspberry jam.


  • 700 g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 375 ml lemonade

To serve

  • clotted cream
  • raspberry jam

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I make these every week. They are simple to make and delicious. I do not add sugar but have found that double cream makes them lighter and I have used diet lemonade and there is no difference in taste or texture.

SusanD51088 SusanD51088  Posted 11 Oct 2011 6:55 PM

this is a quick and delicious recipe.

Chooi HaaC84028 Chooi HaaC84028  Posted 06 Jul 2011 3:24 PM

cant make these quick enough for friends and family also sell like hot cakes on charity cake stall i agree you need a little caster sugar to sweeten them also made them with sultana and cheese replacing the lemonade with fizzy water yummy

sharonR49274 sharonR49274  Posted 07 Jun 2010 8:13 PM

A little bit of sugar needed but otherwise light and fluuffy.Couldn't have been easier kids would love to make these especially with the fizz.

ninaN63016 ninaN63016 Posted 05 Feb 2010 7:07 AM

I just made these after seeing them on 4 Ingredients, I was plesantly suprised by how well they turned out. light and fluffly and well risen. The one thing i would change is to add some caster sugar to them, maybe 75 grams, or perhaps dip them in sugar before baking as despite the lemonade there is no sweetness to them. Mine need almost 20 mins in the oven, but could just be my oven.

Worth trying them out!

TomB81 TomB81 Posted 07 Nov 2009 6:41 PM