Lemonade Scones - Gluten Free

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A great scone recipe using gluten free flour and lemonade. Use a good flour blend- the better the mix the better the scones. Also do not overmix as it will make a heavy scone (what my Dad calls a "doorstopper" ). This is an Australian recipe and uses bubbley lemonade soda/soft drink- not the traditional lemonade made on real lemons and sugar. I use "Orgran" brand flour for this recipe. After the first review on this recipe, I have made the scones again. The oven temperature is correct and the recipe worked fine. I have posted some photos now. Similar recipes on this site also use the same oven temperature. I have recently had the temperature on my oven tested and corrected. The temperature stated in this recipe is correct. You could use a lower temp and cook for longer. The quick cooking gives a firm outer layer and a beautiful soft steamy centre- perfect straight from the oven

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups gluten free self-raising flour
  • 1 cup thickened cream (do not use light cream)
  • 1 cup lemonade (like 7 Up or Schweppes)


  1. Preheat oven to 230°C (or 210°C if using a fan-forced oven). A hot oven is called for in this recipe.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until just combined.
  3. Place on a lightly floured surface and lightly roll or press the dough out to about 1 inch( 2.5cm) high.
  4. Cut with a scone cutter and place on a lightly greased baking tray (or you can use a good quality baking paper). Place the scones close together. Lightly brush the top of scones with a little milk.
  5. Bake 10 -15 minutes on the top shelf of the oven.
  6. Serve warm with jam and cream or butter and honey.


Most Helpful

They where the best ever scones -1st time making lemoande scones so easy

yummy mum September 29, 2010

One word.... FABULOUS... I don't know why these scones didn't work for one person, but for me ... who deems herself as a cooking drop out.. they were perfect, in every sense...

Lisyloo68 May 10, 2009

Delightful and easy - these worked out for DD and I. DD said these are terrific with honey! Lemon curd was my fav!Reminded me of a light cornbread almost. They are very moist and steamy inside straight from the oven. We baked for 15minutes at 450 one rack from the top. Bear in mind that we didn't use a cutter and made them in the traditional triangle scone shape. Very nice. Next time I might try adding the juice and zest of 1 lemon for more flavor, or a suitable gluten-free add in. Thanks for posting! **Made for February Aussie Recipe Swap 2008**

Mommy Diva March 13, 2008

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