Sunday, July 02, 2017

Weekend Cooking: Sally's Scones

 A couple of years ago (or more like 3) I posted a scone recipe here as part of Weekend Cooking.

In the comments my friend Sally gave me an alternative recipe that she calls her best ever scone recipe. This is one that she serves to the shearers that come to her sheep farm in New Zealand (no sheep jokes allowed).

Since then I have made this recipe several times, and it is very easy, and definitely the scones turn out to be very light and very fluffy, just as she promised.
Now I am posting it here so that I can find it more easily, and share it with you all of course.

Sally's Scones

4 Cups Self Raising Flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Cup of cream (300ml is ok) and it is better if the cream is sour or old
1 and a 1/4 Cups of lemonade.

Mix together until the dough comes together without working it too much. Role out to about 1 to 1 and 1/2 centimetres and then cut out using a scone cutter (although i don't have one of those so I use a glass as my scone cutter).

Bake in a hot oven (around 220C) until golden- or just starting to go brown on top. They are always light and fluffy. Serve with butter and jam, or whipped cream and jam- or even jam and cheese when cool (at least this is Sally's suggestion. I am a traditionalist and go for jam and then whipped cream on top.

Recently I hosted a morning tea with a few friends and this is the spread that we came up with, featuring still warm scones!

I know I said no sheep jokes but I can't resist sharing some of the photos from when I went to visit Sally a couple of years ago

Meet  Baaarnaby and Baaarbara 

And Ewe-nice

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  1. Marg, is the lemonade the U.S. kind (water, sugar, lemons) or the carbonated one like we have here in Europe?

    1. Beth, it is the carbonated one not the US kind

  2. Hey you!!! These scones look awesome and I'm holding back on the sheep jokes. I love anything lemon, so much give these a try.

    1. Use carbonated lemonade, think Sprite style lemonade rather than actual lemon.

    2. I remember lemonade from when I lived in London -- it's hard to find a good substitute here, but I'll look around.

  3. Great recipe, thanks for sharing that. I love your sheep....and the jokes!

    1. Thanks Tina! I amuse myself most of the time. Amusing other people is a bonus!

  4. I have never made scones, but this recipe looks fairly easy enough for me to give it a try. Looks delicious.

    1. Scones are actually pretty easy to make Judee. Surprised me how easy they actually were.

  5. Wow, that is an unusual scone recipe - I bet they are delicious! Thanks for sharing it.


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  6. Really, really delicious, especially served with jam and cream!



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