Whenever I make scones, they seem to get tough really quickly. There are a few recipes on this website I am keen to try but i just wanted to know if anyone has any tips on how I can get them light and fluffy?
I also want to avoid using cream and lemonade so they are not so healthy.
Any tips would be great.

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Posted anonymously, 30th June 2015


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  • My Granny always said cold hands, and not too much rubbing and mixing to keep the air in the mix. Her words, light hands



  • I was told lemonade would help make them fluffy?



  • My grabs sister had a great recipe that used icing sugar instead of sugar made a lovely light fluffy scone.



  • Yes perhaps try using buttermilk instead of ordinary milk!



  • Don’t over work them and keep the mixture cold as possible



  • Work the mixture as little as possible and they will be much lighter!



  • Only just combine them overworking them will make them tough.



  • Lead to believe that the only liquid to use is flat lemonade…never tried it myself (never have flat lemonade in the fridge could be a reason why!).



  • These tips are all great.
    I havent had a chance to give the scones ago. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks I can give them a try.



  • don’t put too much hand warmth in the scone mix when you are rubbing the flour and butter, and also, do not mix, but use a knife to fold the ingredients – good luck



  • wow! who knew there were so many ways to make a scone!



  • moms have given great advice as usual.
    also this article may help.
    Tips for making perfect scones by ace baker Phillippa Grogan
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/…/tips…scones…/story-e6frf7jo-1227012948160
    Aug 4, 2014 – IT’S A key part of the quintessential afternoon tea — a piping hot, wonderfully fluffy and light scone, burnished golden on the outside, …



  • You may be over kneading them. Try not to keep kneading any longer than you need.



  • My dad made the best scones ever and he used to rub the butter into the flour like a builder would. His scones were as high as 2 scones on top of each other and as light as a feather. I was at high school at the time and my cookery teacher said it was impossible to make scones that way and for them to turn out well. I took some to show her the next week and she nearly fell over! I think the biggest tip is make them quickly and use minimal handling . All these tips are marvellous. I must give the soda water a try!



  • I am so glad i posted this question, Thanks for everyones great advice!
    I hope with all these little techniques i can master it!


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