There are so, so many scone recipes on the internet. But I have the most incredible 3 ingredient recipe that works so well I can’t believe I haven’t shared it with you yet.
The recipe’s origins are from a former Chef I worked with in Palm Cove, Australia at a beautiful hotel right on the beach. We had huge parties and brunches that weekend and the scone recipe in the restaurant book was just not working out right, and then this miracle recipe was blurted out so quickly if I hadn’t had a pen and paper I would have missed out. This wasn’t the kind of Chef who had all the time in the world to throw recipes around- it gets busy in the kitchen! I loved the recipe so much I made about 4 different kinds of scones and trust me, they were good.
This recipe might sound wierd, but trust me- it works!
- 1 Kilo Self Rising flour=2.20 pounds
- 300 ML SOLO Lemon Fizzy Drink=1.26 cups (In the US Coca Cola makes LIFT, a similar lemon fizzy drink)
- 375 ML Cream=1.6 cups Cream
- In a large bowl, pour in your self rising flour
- Add the cream
- Add the fizzy lemon drink, mix well but don't over-mix
- Flour a large surface, turn out the bowl
- Add toppings to the scones, get a cutter and cut out your scones
- Bake at 375F=190C For about 15-20 Minutes, checking to make sure they don't burn.
- When you cut out shapes for your scones, make sure that you do not twist your cutter upon lifting it from the dough. Press the cutter directly down onto the dough, and lift it up straight, without twisting it. This will ensure that your resulting scones will not rise in a lopsided manner. Also, do not attempt to smooth out the edges of the cut-out scones!
As it was explained to me, the cream provides all the fat and the fizzy lemon drink provides the lift these scones need to rise up!
Now SOLO is a lemon fizz beverage from Australia, if you’ve been you probably remember drinking this once while you were there:
But in the US I think the closest replacement can be this:
Another tip: Like making cinnamon rolls, arrange the scones side by side barely touching one another. This makes the scones rise high and bake even.
You can make all kinds of scones: raisin & cinnamon, bacon and cheese, bacon cheese & chive, anything you can think of!
Please let me know how this recipe works for you. I had to cut it down from a massive batch so you can always double up for a much bigger batch. Do you like scones? Would you try this recipe? Have you ever heard of a recipe from Australia like this? Leave me a note in the comments below, I want to know!