Date Scones

Date Scones


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


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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