Jenny Morris' Sprite Scones. Picture from Yumcious/Jan Ras

TV and celebrity chef Jenny Morris has a new cookbook, entitled Yumcious.

This recipe has a secret fizzy ingredient that will ensure you bake a delicious, fluffy and light batch of scones

Makes 16 – 18


  • 4 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 cup (250 ml) cream
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Sprite
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ˚C. Grease a baking tray with butter.
  2. Place the flour into a mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and stir in the cream and the Sprite, a little at a time.
  3. Make sure that the dough is not too sticky, but don’t let it get dry and crumbling either.
  4. Lightly flour a clean flat surface and press the dough out to form a rectangle.
  5. Using a 2.5 cm cutter, cut out rounds and place them onto the greased baking tray.
  6. Brush the tops with the beaten egg, and bake the scones for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  7. Cool on a wire cooling rack and serve with whipped cream and strawberry jam.
Yumcious by Jenny Morris is available from for R270