NZ Woman's Weekly

Date scones

Date scones
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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.

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NZWW Dec-22-2014-issue

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