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Afternoon Tea and Scones

Updated on October 7, 2014
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Tea for Two - with Home-Made Scones

For a delightful afternoon tea, serve up some home made scones and fill your house with the smell of fresh baking.

Scones should be enjoyed straight from your oven, with only the briefest of pauses to add fresh, creamy butter and a dollop of jam. And, if you're like me, some clotted cream.

The best scones are made with lemonade.

My mother used lemonade in her scones and I still find it the easiest way to get my scones really light and fluffy. Something in the bubbles?

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15

Total Time: 30

Serves: 2 - 6


  • 1 cup of lemonade
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 3 cups of self raising flour


  1. Add lemonade and cream to flour, mix to a soft dough
  2. Gently knead, form into small scones.
  3. Place on baking tray, brush the tops with a little milk (or beaten egg).
  4. Bake about 12 mins till golden.
5 stars from 1 rating of Scones - with Lemonade
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 scone
Calories 110
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Carbohydrates 20 g7%
Sugar 2 g
Cholesterol 5 mg2%
Sodium 6 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

The secret to light fluffy scones is to work the dough as little as possible

Niko's Scones

Niko shows us how to whip a batch of Australian scones with lemonade.

Scones and Jam

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      Auriel 5 years ago

      i love it, great recipe tips. yummm..

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      I had High Tea with friends the other day, cracked out the good crockery and silverware even. I LOVE putting pretty cakes and cupcakes on 3 tier stands...

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      Arthur Russ 5 years ago from England

      Whenever in Devon or Cornwall we always treat ourselves to a Cream Tea (scones with jam and clotted cream) which Devon and Cornwall are famous for.

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      therealstig86 5 years ago

      If I ruled the world I would make Devon cream compulsory with scones

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      ernad18 5 years ago

      i like tea

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      I ate scones while visiting the Isle of Man - but they were NOT light!!!! Very heavy. Thanks for the lemonade idea.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice topic, well done.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice topic, well done.

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      alex89 lm 6 years ago

      I love scones, although I usually make them for breakfast. Sometimes with Cream (clotted when I can get it) and homemade jam and sometimes with cheese and scrambled eggs.

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      Fay Favored 6 years ago from USA

      Your first recipe looks so simple to make. I could go for one right now.

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      River_Rose 6 years ago

      I am so for this lens !

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      orange3 lm 6 years ago

      I have never hear of making scones with lemonade. It sounds so good! I'm going to try your Scones - with Lemonade recipe - Thank You! :)

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      TravelingRae 6 years ago

      With cranberries and orange zest served with a machiato. :) As for the recipe, lemonade? As in water + sugar + lemon juice? Flat? Unexpected ingredient!

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      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      Tea and scones is the best combination.

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      rossarianebautista 6 years ago

      I am gonna try out these recipes. They look delicious. :)

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      C A Chancellor 7 years ago from US/TN

      I adore scones -- and these look sooo yummy -- nice lens!

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      I haven't had Scones in some time, but my grandmother and 2 aunts from Scotland served them when we would visit often. I do need to make a point of trying them again.

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      Christine Hulme 7 years ago from SE Kent, England

      Lovely lens- I've never tried mine with lemonade, although I find glazing with a little beaten egg before baking helps them to rise. Lensrolled to my lens: and favorited.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      These look yummy!

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      Missmerfaery444 7 years ago

      Mmmm, nothing like an afternoon cream tea! Scones, jam, Cornish clotted cream and a cup of Earl Grey in a quaint little English tea shop is my idea of bliss! :D

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      Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      My goodness, those scones look delicious and I'm inspired to rush into the kitchen and make some. I particularly like the sound and look of the date scones. Blessed by an Angel.

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      This looks delicious. Lensrolling to my Formal Afternoon Tea lens. Somehow, I have to actually make the scones, too.

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      The scourge of the Rocket Mums strikes again. If I ever get to Melbourne this sounds lekker. No dates please. Blessed by an Angel.

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      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      I had my first scones not too long ago at a tea shop in town. Lovely!

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      VBright 7 years ago

      Oh yum. I love scones. Now just pass the recipe for some clotted cream and/or lemon curd and you'll be my new best friend!