Lemonade and Cream Scones recipe
We love our high teas in the Orkney Islands, especially when delicious scones are brought to the table.
Mixing the flour, cream, and lemonade together should make quite a sticky dough. According to scone experts, the stickier the dough, the lighter and fluffier the scones.
This amazing recipe comes from CafeLolz, which is a family run cosy café, famous for award-winning homebakes and based in Kirkwall, Orkney.
It is super-fast and easy to make but comes with a warning – when we made these Lemonade and Cream Scones, our peedie house was filled with a divine smell!
We made 12 scones in all. They did not last long.
- 3 cups self-raising flour
- 1 cup double cream (237ml)
- 1 cup lemonade (237ml)
- 1 egg
- A sprinkle of caster sugar
- Preheat oven to 200°C.
- In a bowl, mix the flour, cream, and lemonade together with a knife.
- This should make quite a sticky dough. According to scone experts, the stickier the dough, the lighter and fluffier the scones. Those same experts advise that you don’t overwork the dough.
- Flatten the mixture on a floured surface and cut into large round scones. We used a cookie cutter to create scones which were 7cm in diameter and 3cm to 4cm deep.
- Place on a baking tray lined with grease-proof paper.
- Glaze with a beaten egg and sprinkle with caster sugar.
- Cook for 12-13 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow to cool.
We’d recommend serving these amazing Lemonade and Cream Scones with whipped cream and berries! However butter and jam make an excellent accompaniment too!
For more delicious homebakes, please visit CafeLolz at 7 Strynd, Kirkwall, Orkney. Opening hours and menus can be found on https://www.cafelolz.co.uk/
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