3-ingredient strawberries and cream ‘magic’ scones
Who can resist freshly baked scones straight out of the oven slathered in good quality jam and cream? These can be made with only 3 ingredients - seriously, just flour, lemon soda (lemonade in the UK) and cream - in just 20 minutes. Just delicious!
Line a baking tray with baking paper and pre-heat the oven to 220C/430F.
Sift the flour into a large bowl.
Stir the lemonade and cream together, then pour into the flour. Gently fold everything together until just combined, then bring dough together into a ball (it will be soft and a bit sticky).
Pat dough down onto a lightly floured surface so that it’s about 3 or 4 cm thick, then use a smallish pastry cutter to cut out rounds (keep gathering the dough back up and patting it down again.You should get around 8 scones).
Place the scones on the baking tray so that they’re just touching, brush the tops with a little milk if you like (totally optional) then bake for around 12 to 15 minutes until nicely risen and lightly golden on top.
Recipe slightly adapted from Allrecipes.comTo make cheese scones, add 100 grams/3.5 ounces cheese to the flour before adding the lemonade/cream, then sprinkle another 50 grams/1.75 ounces on top before baking.For fruit scones, add about 75 grams/2.5 ounces dried fruit to the flour before adding the lemonade/cream.