Scones recipe soda water

The secret ingredient that makes light and fluffy Scones? Soda water! This simple, quick, and tasty recipe for traditional scones will become a family favorite.


450g (3 cups) self-raising flour

One tablespoon caster sugar

A pinch of salt

180ml (3/4 cup) pouring cream

additional pouring cream, use a brush

180ml (3/4 cup) soda water

Strawberry jam for serving

Creamy whip, ready to serve

Method Steps

Preheat oven to 220C/200C forced. Line an oven tray large enough with baking parchment.

Mix the sugar, flour, and salt into the big mixing bowl. Create a well in the center. Add the soda, water, and cream. Make use of a flat-bladed knife to mix until the mixture is almost. Mix the dough and place it on an area that is lightly floured. Make sure to knead it gently until even. Make a 2cm disc.

Use a round cutter that measures 6cm to cut 12 circles from the dough. Cut as close to each other as possible – the fewer offcuts that need to be re-rolled, the more effective.

Place the scones, with their sides to the sides, onto the tray. Brush the tops with cream. The scones should bake for about 15 minutes until the scones are golden brown and have risen. Transfer the cake to an air-tight rack to cool.

Serve the Scones with cream and jam.

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