Easy Date Scones

    20 minutes

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

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    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

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


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


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