Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cooking with kids - 5 cup scones

My big 6 year old girl loves to cook, and particularly enjoys baking with me. This is a great recipe because she can do nearly all of it by herself. It's easy and the scones are light and delicious. One of the best things about it is that you can't really overwork the dough either, perfect for enthusiastic stirrers.

What you need:

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

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (C).
Pop all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Mix them all together.


Pop the dough on a baking tray (we floured our baking sheet as my dough was a
little too sticky) and form a rough rectangle shape.

Using a spatula or butterknife, cut the dough into even(ish) squares. 

Place in the hot oven for 30 minutes or until golden on top. 
You'll know they're done if you tap the top and they sound hollow. 

While the scones are baking we like to whip some extra cream with icing-sugar.
Daughter loves the old-school whipping style, shake shake shake!

Mmmm. Golden sconey goodness.

Gobble them up with jam and cream. Nom nom nom.


  1. Yum!! I am going to have to stop reading your food posts... I made a cobb dip last night. Pure evil.
    And now, I must have scones ;)

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  3. Have always wanted an easy scone recipe - will definately be giving these a go!

  4. Oh yum. I love lemonade scones, so easy and very kid proof recipe. :)

  5. So that's how you do scones. I have been tinkering with scone recipes last week & was using rings instead & thought this isn't how the scones at the bakery look like. THANKS!

  6. We're making these for breakfast tomorrow :) thanks for inspiring!

  7. Easy recipes like this are a great way to promote cooking with kids. Scones are also perfect for children, as they are yummy, yet bland enough for even the pickiest pallets.


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