Fluffy Scones

Hands up who would LOVE a deliciously soft, crumbly and perfectly risen scone with a verrrry generous dollop of cream and spoonful of glistening warm strawberries? This one is for you! 



  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 80g butter, cold and grated
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup SodaStream sparkling water

Syrup ingredients:
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • Whipped cream to serve


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C fan-forced.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

  3. Rub the butter into the flour mix using only your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs.

  4. Add sparkling water and milk and use a butter knife to ‘cut’ the flour into the liquid until just mixed.

  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead together 2-3 times until the mixture holds.

  6. Press the dough out 3-4 cm high and cut scones with a cutter. Knead and repeat with remaining dough.

  7. Place the scones onto a lined baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes. I recommend checking them at 20 minutes, then returning to the oven if they’re not quite ready yet.

  8. While the scones are baking, combine the syrup ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes until the strawberries have softened. 

  9. Serve scones warm with cream and syrup.



Recipe by: Melanie Lionello @frommylittlekitchen