Lemon buttermilk date scones recipe
- 3 cups plain flour
- 6 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup finely chopped dates
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 50g butter
- 2 tsp caster sugar
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- milk extra, for brushing
Preheat oven to 220°C
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in large bowl.
Rub in butter with finger tips until resembles breadcrumbs.
With a spoon, mix in dates and lemon zest. Add milk and stir until combined.
Turn out onto floured surface, and don't work it too much - just enough to ensure it doesn't stick to the bench but sticks to each other.
Pour out a little extra flour to dip your cutter/glass/'babycino cup' into and cut out and place onto a greased tray, close together and almost touching. Brush with milk.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until browned.
- These are perfect served with butter, cream and some homemade jam. I’m sure store-bought jam would be OK too!
- These scones freeze really well so you can enjoy them through the week.
- This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.