Easy Date Scones

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  • 20min

These scones are easy to make and sweetened with chopped dates. Lovely as a snack or for afternoon company.

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Ingredients

Serves: 8 

  • 2 cups (250g) self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup (70g) chopped dates
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • 150ml milk

Directions

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

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
  3. Rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the chopped dates.
  5. Combine the egg and milk in a jug. Stir into the flour mixture to make a soft sticky dough.
  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 30 seconds or until just smooth.
  7. Cut the dough into about 8 squares or rounds, brush tops with a little milk and place on a tray.
  8. Bake about 10-15 minutes or until golden.

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Reviews (16)

fudge
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16

the best date scones i have had to date! thanks for the great recipe had to add some flour though - 04 Dec 2010

psalm118
15

Date scones are always my fave. This is a great mix although I had to add a bit more flour. - 31 Jul 2010

alf
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10

I normally struggle with scones - these were great - 25 Feb 2011

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