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Date scones recipe

These date scones are a classic recipe that you can whip up for afternoon tea. They are perfect for those occasions when you have guests dropping by. Find more on Kidspot, New Zealand's recipe finder.

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Ingredients:

  • 150ml milk
  • 150ml cream
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 cup dried dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk (for glazing)
  • 1 tsp sugar

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

Whisk the egg, milk and cream together until combined.

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and dates together.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir to bring together the dough.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead until the dough just comes together.

Pat into a 2cm thick round. Cut scones out and place on the tray.

Combine the 1/4 cup of milk with the teaspoon of sugar and brush over the tops of the scones.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.

Notes

  • You have to have jam and cream with these scones.
  • Don't work that dough too much. It will take the lightness from your scone.
  • If you like your scones really soft and fluffy, you can push them up against each other on the tray.

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This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.