NZ Woman's Weekly

Date scones

  • Servings

  • Courses


Ready in 35 minutes, makes 6 scones.

  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 40g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups dates, chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 dates, sliced in half lengthways

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

2. Sift the  our and sugar into a large bowl.

3. Rub the butter into the flour to resemble fine breadcrumbs.

4. Add the chopped dates and milk. Using a knife, form the dough and divide into 6 large scones.

5. Lightly flour your hands and mould the mixture into balls.

6. Place on a lightly greased tray, top each with 2 date slices and flatten slightly.

7. Bake for 25 minutes.

About Annabelle White

Annabelle was born and raised in New Zealand and while she does not have formal chef’s training her love of “great honest cooking” came from watching her mother cook every day after school.

more of this author
Issue 1541

Subscribe to the magazine

Simon Barnett’s 7 magic rules

In this week's issue of New Zealand Woman's Weekly magazine: Simon Barnett reveals his seven magic rules for raising girls.

New Zealand Woman's Weekly is the country's most-loved women's magazine, bringing a wide variety of news, stories, recipes and helpful hints to the home every week.

Subscribe now

Subscribe to our newsletters

Receive the latest celebrity news, recipes and beauty tips, delivered right to your inbox.