easiest + most delicious sprite scones = revolutionary + unconventional

easiest + most delicious sprite scones = revolutionary + unconventional

SONY DSC I don’t like scones.   Yes, there you have it … I have disliked this dry tea time treat for years.  For me a scone is only edible the moment it comes out of the oven, spread with an even layer of butter that must be permitted to soak into the dryness of the scone. Then I add an unashamed serving of apricot jam paired with an equally generous serving of cream.  I also have to wash the whole lot down with at least two cups of freshly brewed tea!

But a few days ago I decided to ask Tannie Poppie for her unique scone recipe.  She was quick to comply: “Take 500 g self-raising flour and add 250 ml fresh cream and 330ml (x1 tin) of Sprite. Mix the batter and scoop in cupcake baking tray.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 200 °C until done.  This scones just melt in your mouth … try it out and do let me know what you think”.

Naturally, I could not hold back my surprise and excitement.  It is so simple and in less than an hour I had a Tannie Poppie-sprite-scone in my mouth (that hour included my time going to the shop to buy Sprite)!  It was not dry and had a feather like texture that just melts in the mouth.  All that I can say is that it is revolutionary and unconventional.  Tannie Poppie…you rock!


easiest + most delicious sprite scones = revolutionary + unconventional
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Serves: 6
  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 250ml fresh cream
  • 330ml Sprite (1 small tin)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Optional
  • 1 egg, whisked (egg wash)
  1. Sift the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the cream and sprite and mix well. Scoop in cupcake baking tray. Brush with egg wash and bake at 200 °C for 12 – 15 minutes until done.

16 Responses »

  1. I usually make my mom’s scone recipe and seeing it IS my mom’s recipe, nothing beats it – but this DID! Excellent recipe!

  2. This is brillant i tried it last friday, comes out wonderful, my hubby loved it and perfect for my in laws when they fast.

  3. Ek sal onthou van die ‘Diet Sprite” … maar wie is nou op diet as jy 250 ml room gebruik? 🙂

  4. Ek het die resep by ‘n vriendin gekry. HEERLIK!! Sy het net aanbeveel om nie ‘Diet Sprite’ te gebruik nie. 🙂

  5. My twin and I make scones regularly – as expats in Asia its a sure cure for being homesick. Also it reminds of of our mom.

    It takes less than 45 minutes from inception to the first mouthful, and that includes the pot of Joko on the side.

    We have tinkered with her recipe and have got it close as dammit to as ‘good as it will get”.

    So… Im keen to try these to see how they compare…

    En Sprite nogals…. got to say… a truly unique South African twist!

    Dankie / Enkosi / Thanks Anel n Poppie !

  6. I also find Scones painful to eat but the Man and the Oldies would love this. I might even risk one if they are as good as you say. Will give them a bash… MMmmm Thanks

  7. Die wonderlikste resep!!! Fast and so so moist and light!!! Thanks Anel en Poppie!!!

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