Date scones

    20 min

    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!

    121 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 / Gas 6. 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.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (32)


    Living where fresh dates are in abundance I had to give this a try. Considering how little fat and sugar there was in this recipe they turned out really light and tasty. Thank you  -  18 Feb 2011


    The mixture came up runnier than expected, but added more flour and job done! .they are fab scones, will be making these again :-)  -  02 Nov 2013


    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