About this recipe:Simple yet mouth-watering date scones. These traditional light and fluffy scones are sweetened with the richness of the dates. They only take half an hour in total to make from scratch!
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
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:10min › Ready in:20min
Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Rub in butter until mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs, and then stir in the chopped dates.
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.
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.
With a knife cut the dough into about 8 squares, brush with milk and place on a tray and into the hot oven.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until just beginning to brown.
Used different ingredients.
Didn't have self raising flour so used plain flour with 4 tsps of baking powder. Didn't need the full quantity of liquid and made six larger scones rather than eight as suggested. - 18 Feb 2011