Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lemonade scones


On this peaceful Sunday, I am bringing you a simple, quick but tasty recipe - Lemonade Scones.  I don't make scones very often because they do not keep - if you don't eat them all on day 1, they are like rocks the next day.  However, I was inspired to make scones by this very lovely advertisement for Queen vanilla, featuring the beautiful music of Thelma Plum and Indigo from Series 2 of Junior Masterchef as the baker - all Queenslanders like me:




Isn't this the loveliest ad you have seen in a long time?  They play it during The Great Australian Bakeoff, which is how I came to see it.

I had some cream and lemonade in the fridge, so rather than making lavender scones like Indigo on the ad, I made lemonade scones.  They are lighter and fluffier inside than ordinary scones:


I used this recipe by Valli Little from Taste.com.

These scones were really good - I served them solely with strawberry jam, as I didn't have any whipping cream.  Two wags asked where the cream was - I told them it's BYO cream.  It didn't seem to matter - the scones disappeared regardless.

I hope that you are all having a fabulous weekend, and that you enjoy making some scones!

10 comments:

Kari said...

I've heard good things about the fluffiness of lemonade scones but haven't tried them myself - thanks for the reminder to do so!

Marcellina In Cucina said...

I have never made lemonade scones but I've heard a lot about them. I , too think it is time I tried some myself to see what the fuss is all about! Thanks for sharing!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I've always thought of these as the three ingredient scones! As you say they're so light and fluffy! :D

Johanna GGG said...

lemonade scones are great - I think I got the recipe from a colleague who really impressed me by baking scones in the morning for morning tea at work and bringing them in with home made strawberry jam - they were amazing. Who needs cream! And love the advert - but is she baking scones in a webber bbq?

The Caked Crusader said...

I bet the fizz makes them really light - lovely recipe!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

These lemonade scones look wonderful - what a fun inspiration! The baked scones look delightfully moist and I can just imagine they they must have been quite delicious even without the whipped cream! I would love one right now with my cup of tea!

Cakelaw said...

I think it's a camp oven.

Liz Berg said...

Beautiful scones...and lemonade is a wonderful flavor! We can never finish a whole batch of scones, either, so I rarely make them unless we have company. But now I want some!

Cindy said...

Scones are my favorite food group. These look delicious.

Kayte said...

I always thought I was doing something wrong as my scones always get hard by evening. So maybe it's just that we don't eat them quick enough! Maybe I should have another go at making a smaller batch. Yours look beautiful. Love the Queen Vanilla video, so soothing and lovely. She's doing all this and the horses in the background are just going about their business...lol...every horse I have known would have been right up in there checking it all out and curious...they must have had them tethered, you think? :-) Thanks for sharing, it was nice to see it all.