Amazing three-ingredient scones

Scones are either so simple to make, or really tricky – not everyone is a master at them! But with

Scones are either so simple to make, or really tricky – not everyone is a master at them! But with this three ingredient recipe, we reckon you’ll be a master in no time,

Share your best scone recipe below.


3 cups self raising flour
1 cup heavy whipping cream (not whipped)
1 cup cold lemonade


    Preheat oven to 200C/390F.
    Combine the flour, cream and lemonade in a bowl and mix until just combined. Do not over mix – the dough should be soft and fairly sticky.
    Turn out onto a floured surface, and gently pat down to 2.5cm/1.2″ thickness.
    Use a 6cm/2.5″ round cutter to cut scones, flouring in between so the dough doesn’t stick.
    Place on a lined or greased tray, slightly touching each other and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden on top.
    Place on rack to cool. Place tea towel over them to stop the tops from getting crusty.

1. Do not substitute the lemonade for a citrus drink! It makes the scones really dense.
2. If you don’t have a round cutter, you can just cut them into squares with a knife.

  1. I have not recipe just a hand full of this, a pinch of that, A dollop,,A splash. Mix together,cut and cook.

  2. Yep this is my favourite scone recipe – never fails – if it looks a bit too wet just add a bit more flour

  3. I have been making these for a long time except I use milk instead of lemonade. They are so light & tasty.

  4. Brenda sebborn I have been trying for years to find a good scone recipe best scones I have ever made

  5. The best scones I ever had were made by a man .. And he never measured any of the ingredients .

  6. I have made these on many occasions and they never fail, previously I couldn’t make an edible scone.

    • Judith Lowe  

      Me too Joan, I was always embarrassed by my scone disasters but after a friend gave me this recipe, success every time.

  7. My Mum made great scones, but once she started making lemonade scones, she never made any other.

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