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Best Scone Recipe

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Who’s bakes the best scones you know? Maybe it’s you! In our office at ZOOM Pharmacy it’s Jenny, and one of her go to recipes is the Lemonade Scone recipe from Chelsea Sugar NZ.

Beautifully light scones

For amateur bakers, this is a fantastic recipe for you; it is perhaps one of the most fool proof scone recipes out there. Just make sure you use regular lemonade, diet just won’t do it! Scones should served warm from the oven, cut in half, and spread with butter, jam and a dollop of whipped cream.


  • 4 cups self raising flour
  • 300ml cream
  • ¼ cup Chelsea white sugar
  • 300ml regular lemonade (not diet)
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Cover an oven tray with a sheet of baking paper or spray well with non stick baking spray.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a bowl to form a smooth dough (the mixture is quite sloppy).
  4. Tip out onto a floured bench and form into a ’round’. Carefully lift and place onto baking tray (a dough scraper helps) and cut into wedges (leave with sides touching – scones will pull apart after baking). Alternatively, use a cookie cutter or knife to cut into rounds or squares.  
  5. Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes until starting to colour pale golden.
  6. Check they are cooked through and cool on a wire rack, covered with a clean tea towel (this keeps the scones lovely and soft).

Cooks notes

Do not overmix. Use a knife (not a spoon) to cut through the dough, combining the ingredients. Do as little kneading as possible, just enough to bring your mixture into shape. You can even just drop them in a blob on the lined oven tray if that’s easier.

Recipe supplied by Chelsea Sugar NZ

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