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Lemon and Sultana Scones
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Lemon and Sultana Scones

This Lemon and Sultana Scones recipe is easy to prepare, can be made regularly or using a Thermomix and they are just perfect for your morning or afternoon tea!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 12 scones


  • 4 cups (600g) self raising flour plus a little extra for your bench
  • rind from one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • ¼ cup (50g) caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 90 g of butter - cubed
  • 2 cups (480g) milk + plus a little extra to coat the scones with
  • ½ cup 60g sultanas


  • Preheat your oven to 230 degrees celsius and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Place the flour and salt and lemon rind into a large bowl.
  • Add the butter (which has been cut into cubes) and use your fingertips to rub it into mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add just under the 2 cups of milk, sugar, lemon juice and the sultanas and mix together with a butter knife - if your mixture is too dry, add the remaining milk.
  • Turn the scone mixture onto a floured surface and knead lightly to bring it together into a dough.
  • Use your hands to shape the scone mixture until it's approximately 3cm thick and dip your cutter into a little flour and cut out the scones.
  • Bring excess dough back together and cut out more scones until all of the mixture has been used.
  • Place the scones into the baking tray so that they are almost touching and use a pastry brush to brush a little milk over the top of them.
  • Place the scones into your preheated oven and bake for 12 -15 minutes or until risen and golden.


If you mixture is too wet or dry, simply add a little extra self raising flour or milk.