Three ingredients are all you need to make these beautiful scones: self raising flour, cream anddddd the secret ingredient; a can of lemonade (7-Up or Sprite). If you won't believe me, I swear I won't take offense. But please believe Monique Bowley, a former contestant of The Great Australian Bake Off. I think it is quite safe to say that she knows what it takes to bake a good scone. Here's her video which shows how simple it is to make this decadent afternoon (or perhaps morning?) treat.
Monique Bowley was a former contestant on The Great Australian Bake Off. So it's safe to say that she knows what it takes to bake a good scone.
Posted by Debrief Daily on Sunday, October 18, 2015
To try this super simple recipe, you will need the below ingredients:
- 4 cups of self-raising flour
- 300ml of whipping/thickened cream
- 1 can of lemonade (~370ml)
- (1/2 teaspoon of salt, completely optional)
|Simply pour the trio of ingredients into a bowl - flour, cream followed by the can of lemonade.|
|Instead of using a wooden spoon, use a knife to mix everything together.|
A thing to note when handling the batter, is to use a light touch when mixing the ingredients together. Use a knife, just until the ingredients are combined, then use the tips of your fingers to mix them into a dough-like consistency, making sure not to over knead.
Using a scone cutter or a cup, cut the dough into small pieces. Place them onto a lined baking tray, making sure they are lined close together. Don't worry, it will only go upwards; it will not expand sideways. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes at 200degC.
As soon as you take them out of the oven, I guarantee that you won't be able to resist picking one up, splitting it open while still warm, filling it with butter, strawberry jam and a large dollop of cream, and popping it into your mouth. *drool* Definitely my comfort food!
|A perfect scone!|