Monday, August 16, 2021

Easiest Scones Ever


I'm sharing the most fluffy, fabulous scone recipe today by my little waterfall.

 


This teacup is granddaughter, Cissy's, very favorite.  I have to admit that I love it, too.


This teacup was one of my late beloved mom's and is a Royal Albert.



Yield: 12 scones
Author: Kitty, but adapted from my Australian friend, Tina.
Easiest Scones Ever

Easiest Scones Ever

These scones are not your typical scone, with a crunchy exterior and tender inside. These are fluffy, and tender throughout. Tina calls them Lemonade Scones, and cuts hers with a circular cutter, but I did the traditional cut into wedges.

Ingredients

  • 3 and 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup of carbonated lemon-lime soda (Tina's recipe calls for lemonade)
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sift flour and salt into a large bowl.  (I personally just whisk together).
  3. Pour in the lemon-lime soda and the heavy cream and mix to a soft dough.
  4. Tip dough out onto a floured surface and knead for a few minutes.
  5. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.  (Tina says that this allows the gluten to relax and result in light, fluffy scones).
  6. Divide the dough into two circles and pat out into a circle, about 3/4" high.  Cut each circle into sixths, and place together very closely on a parchment lined baking tray and brush the tops with a little heavy cream. 
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until scones are a light golden brown.

Notes:

You could always add some raisins, dates, chocolate chips, dried cherries, etc.



My youngest son and daughter-in-law needed my help this past week, and Hayden created this tree for her lunch.


I made Harper this cute owl sandwich and she made the veggie tree.


Hayden spent the night at my house one of the nights, and she loves to put on make-up!


My son took Harper to her Meet the Teacher night at school.



Today marks 8 years that my beloved hubby passed away, and I invited my family for a brunch.  These are my peeps that were able to come and we had a wonderful time.


Thank you for your visit!  xo




I am sharing with:

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30 comments:

  1. The recipe sounds good and I have all the ingredients (using lemonade.Thank you

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  2. The scones look so good. I need one with my coffee this morning. Beautiful teacup and I am always in envy of your beautiful waterfall. I know that must be very relaxing for you. Look at all of your babies. Just growing up so fast Kitty. I got tickled at Hayden and her makeup. YES girl...we go through that quite a bit a my house too! I have some makeup stashed away just for that purpose. LOL! Sending you hugs today Kitty for your beloved. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. Oh those scones do sound delish. I liked your tips.

    What a wonderful way to honor what could be a challenging one.

    Beautiful family you have!

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  4. Cissy has fantastic taste: I love the teacup with the thatched cottage on it, too! Thank-you so much for posting this recipe!

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  5. Your scones look delicious and are so easy too Kitty! What adorable grand girls you have! I love Hayden's expression in her first photo. :) I know they must love all the food fun, delicious treats and tea time they have at your house! Beautiful family photo! ♥

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  6. Kitty, thinking of your family and you especially you on your beloved's passing. The scones looks great. I love the owl face sandwich particularly.

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  7. Kitty, I am so happy you take the day of your darling's passing and turn it into a special day with family. Lovely photos of your grands and such a wonderful photo of your family day. Thinking of you today! 🙏😘

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  8. I'm glad your family was able to gather together to remember the anniversary of your hubby's passing.

    The scones look great. I've always preferred the soft fluffy scones over the crunchy ones!

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  9. The scones sound great and pretty easy Kitty! Glad everyone could get together to be with you:@)

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  10. It is good to have your dear ones near you when these sad anniversaries come along. I agree with your grand about the teacup. I think that is the prettiest I've seen.

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  11. Aw, bless your heart, I know the anniversaries of our loved ones' homegoing are so hard to get through. So thankful you had so many of your family with you to make new memories. God bless you, dear friend.

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  12. What a lovely teacup of your sweet mom's. I know how precious she was - and having her teacup for your wonderful teatime today is very special.

    Prayers for you at this sad remembrance day - and for your wonderful family. I am so glad so many of you could get together. ♥

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  13. I am glad your family could get together to remember your husband. You have a beautiful and supportive family.
    I love all the baking and decorating you do with your grands. That owl on the sandwich is adorable. I always love your tea cups.
    I will try your scone recipe. Sounds very moist.

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  14. I've made those scones, and you are right...they are so easy. Beautiful photo of your family at the brunch. Hugs my friend.

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  15. I have made 7-up biscuits and they’re so good I know these scones must be wonderful! The girls and their veggie creations are adorable! How lovely to have a big family gathering to celebrate your late husband’s life...💕
    Jenna

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  16. Such a beautiful photo of you and your family remembering the wonderful times spent with your beloved husband, Kitty. How lovely you all were able to get together and enjoy a special brunch. How fun it is to eat a simple sandwich at your house. Love the owl sandwich and those trees! I'm with Cissy, I think this is my favourite teacup, too. Sending you a hug, beautiful Kitty♡

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  17. The scone recipe is very unique and they look delicious. I'm glad you have the support of your wonderful family on the day that marks your husband's passing.

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  18. How sweet you invited your family to brunch. A special day on the anniversary of you losing your beloved Rich.
    Big hugs Kitty. The scones look wonderful and so easy. How interesting to use lemon lime or lemonade. The owl and tree are adorable as are your sweet grand children. I do love that teacup too. Xo

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  19. May you be comforted as you sift through good memories of times past. Your family is a huge blessing and source of joy in your life. Your posts tell your story well, friend ...

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  20. Adorable post!Your family is so wonderful!Love the recipe and those gorgeous teacups.Blessings!

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  21. I love scones - and these look so easy!! I'd be honored if you stopped over at our blog party and share some of your recipes.

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  22. I can understand why that teacup is granddaughter, Cissy's, favourite ... it's lovely :)

    Families are so wonderful and supportive.
    I am pleased that you were able to get together and enjoy a special brunch.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Kitty, your little grands are adorable. Love the cute smiles! Your owl sandwich is clever. I need to remember that! And the veggie trees too. My little great nieces would have fun with this idea!
    I know you miss your hubby. 8 years! I recall when you were faced with the challenges of his illness and then his passing. We've been friends a long time. I'm glad you have your children and their families near by.

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  25. I found you through Mary... these scones look delicious!
    And the smiles of your grandchildren... are priceless!

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  26. We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome post on our Full Plate Thursday,551. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  27. A sad anniversary indeed. What a wonderful family you have to love you. ♥ Thank you so much for the scone recipe, Kitty! I can't wait to try it!

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