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I really want a foolproof scone recipe – I’m tired of making scones that are either rock hard, too crumbly or too gooey. Are they really that hard to make?


Posted by mom19782016, 4th January 2016


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  • I find my go hard if I overwork the dough – usually when the kids help. I find bigger scones and cooked for less time turn out ok.


  • the lemonade scone recipe is fool proof. Sorry I dont have it on me at the moment..- look up on taste.com you’ll find it on there.


  • Mine goes hard all the time . Perhaps you need to add more milk to the dough …?


  • It’s cheating but I swear by the Country Women’s Association scone mix. I get it from Coles.


  • Mummabear’s scone recipe is a ‘no fail’ recipe and the scones always turn out fluffy. Maybe try this recipe and work quickly and you will have success! Happy baking and eating!


  • 2 cups SR flour
    1 cup lemonade
    1 cup cream
    Mix together
    Cut with scone cutter
    Place next to each other on pre- floured baking tray
    Bake till risen, and pull apart easily.
    Works for me every time, recipe we use at a café, very popular. Can add sultanas / pumpkin etc for flavour variations, happy baking!


  • also i am pretty sure that there are a few good recipes on this site for scones. why not check them out? you might be suprised!


  • The key to good scones is to work quickly and not overwork the mixture. Handle it quickly and the scones should be good. I always use a basic scone mixture and the scones turn out fluffy.


  • I agree with mummabear.
    All I would add is not to work the pastry too much, keep it soft, and don’t roll it out too thin.
    I use the same recipe and it works for me.
    I freeze any left over ones, and one minute in the microwave, mines 1200 watts, makes them like they’ve just been baked for those unexpected guests.


  • I second the Taste.com recommendation. I look for the recipes with lots of reviews and high reviewer ratings. It pays to read the comments too.


  • i just google and usually use the taste.com recipe for easy scones. good luck!


  • If you have a thermomix, these ones are amazing and so easy. http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/baking-sweet-recipes/marion%E2%80%99s-fabulous-scones/254677


  • The 4 Ingredients is pretty fool proof! I only made rock cakes until I found it!

    Makes 12
    4 cups SR flour
    300ml cream
    1 can lemonade
    Sift SR flour into a bowl, make a well and pour in cream and lemonade. Mix to make a firm dough, roll out, cut with a scone cutter and bake in hot oven until golden brown.


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