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Fluffy delicious scones

A simple, three ingredient scone recipe

These scones are easy to make and taste delicious. Variations of this recipe have been published all over the internet, taking inspiration for Murial Halsted's viral videoExternal Link .

Fresh from the oven scones

Vital statistics

15 minutes preparation time. 20 minutes cooking time. Makes 20 scones.

You will need

  • Baking tray and baking paper.
  • Large bowl.
  • Flat surface to kneed on.
  • 5cm pastry cutter - or use a tea cup.
  • Pastry brush (or clean fingers)
  • Wire rack to cool on.


  • 500g (3 &1/3 cups) Self raising flour
  • 250ml (1 cup) Chilled lemonade
  • 300mls (1 cup & 3 dessert spoons)Thickened cream


  1. Heat the oven to 220oC (or 200oC fan forced) and pop some baking paper on a large tray.
  2. Put the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the lemonade and 1 cup of the cream. Using a knife, stir gently until a sticky dough forms. Do not over mix.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth – for up to 30 seconds. Do not over knead.
  4. Press into a 3cm high disc and cut out with pastry cutter or tea cup.
  5. Combine any leftover mix gently, do not over mix, and cut out the remaining dough.
  6. Place the scones just touching on the prepared tray. This helps them to rise.
  7. Lightly brush with the remaining cream using a pastry brush or your fingers.
  8. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until the scones have risen and are golden on top. Test carefully by holding one upside down with an oven glove and gently tap – it should sound hollow when tapped.
  9. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly.
  10. Serve at room temperature with butter and jam, or whipped cream and jam, or honey – or all of the toppings!

Reviewed 05 January 2024