I've never been very good at making scones. I can make fab cakes and biscuits, but never scones. They never rise well. They taste fine and aren't rocks, but they just don't rise much.
I just assumed that I didn't have the knack, until I heard something the other day.
Not sure where it was, somewhere on tv, but it gave me hope. I'd have to try making scones again soon.
So the other day I did. We have a few cans of lemonade in the pantry leftover from christmas so I thought I'd try the good old lemonade scones.
4 cup self raising flour
375ml can lemonade (or 1 1/2C)
1 cup cream
Just dump it all into a bowl and mix with a butter knife to a dough.
Now here's the secret, make sure your dough is still a little tacky! It's the moisture that steams and helps with the rising! Of course it can't be too wet, but tacky is fine. In the past I would add more flour thinking that it was too wet. Not now though.
So I made the dough to what I thought was tack enough, cut out the rounds, placed them just touching on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, brushed with a little milk and popped them in a 220C oven.
I baked them until the were nice and golden.
They were perfect!!!!! Best dang scones ever!!!!!