Date Scones

    20 mins

    Dates chopped into a rich batter and baked for 10 mins. Great for breakfast or tea time, ready in just 1/2 hour!

    20 people made this

    Makes: 8 scones

    • 225g self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    • 70g chopped dates
    • 1 small egg, beaten
    • 150ml milk

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
    2. Rub in butter until mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs, and then stir in the chopped dates.
    3. In a jug mix together the milk and egg, and then pour the liquid bit by bit into the flour mixture until it starts to come together.
    4. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until all the crumbs have come together and it has formed a soft dough - DO NOT knead the dough any more or the scones will be tough.
    5. With a knife cut the dough into about 8 squares, brush with milk and place on a tray and into the hot oven.
    6. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until just beginning to brown.

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    Date scones are always my fave. This is a great mix although I had to add a bit more flour.  -  31 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    the best date scones i have had to date! thanks for the great recipe had to add some flour though  -  04 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    I normally struggle with scones - these were great  -  25 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)