Recipe: Three ingredient scones

Three ingredient scones - Ever-changing Life of a MumScones are one of my favourite things to order when out for coffee with a friend … although I often have a tough choice to make if New York baked cheesecake or a Nutella donut  is on the same menu. Talk about decisions … but why wait to go out when you can easily make them at home?!

This has to be one of my favourite scone recipes. Not only because they taste so good but also because of its simplicity. It honestly can’t get any easier. Whoever came up with it is a genius! All you need to do it mix three ingredients (yes, three!) together, cut them out and bake.

They are amazingly light and fluffy and are the perfect thing to whip up when you’re expecting guests at short notice or even just want to treat yourself to something a little special for afternoon tea for absolutely no reason at all!

3 cups self-raising flour
1 cup lemonade
1 cup thickened cream


  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  3. Mix together all ingredients using a butter knife to combine.
  4. Knead slightly in the bowl then place dough onto a slightly floured surface.
  5. Roll out the dough or pat it out by hand until about 2cm thick.
  6. Cut out the scones using a cutter (even a glass or plastic lid will do).
  7. Place scones on the oven tray so they are almost touching.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Enjoy with jam and whipped cream.


6 thoughts on “Recipe: Three ingredient scones

  1. Aren’t they just the best! And even better it is a no-fail GF recipe as well so even the coeliac in our house doesn’t have to miss out, plus you can toss in all kinds of things like cheese, ham, sultanas, dates, choc bits, blueberries such a basic recipe that can make so many things. For a savoury scone and if I don’t have any lemonade I have been known to use soda water (and then just add heaps of sweet things to the scones lol)

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