Friday, 20 January 2017


“You don’t want to work so hard that you can’t enjoy your guests.” - Letitia Baldrige

We had a guest today and at the drop of a hat we made some scones for a quick afternoon tea. The unusual ingredient in this recipe is the lemonade that provides an extra lift for a lighter dough.

Unusual Scones
1 cup light cream
1 cup lemonade
3 cups SR flour.
a pinch of salt
Strawberry jam and whipped cream to serve.

Mix the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. You should end up with a very light dough that you can gently press out flat on the bench (make sure it isn’t too sticky). Using a cookie cutter, press out the scones until all the dough is used, placing them snuggly up against each other on the baking tray. Bake for 12 minutes or until brown. You can brush some milk on the top to make them go brown, if you like them that way. Bake at 220˚C until double in size and golden brown.

This post is part of the Food Friday meme.


  1. The scones fondly remind me of Sunday drives to the Dandenongs and afternoon tea in the cafes there :) I am talking about the 1950-65 era.

  2. They look so delicious - must have been an outstanding tea.