Posted by: Joan Spiller | May 27, 2011

Date Scones – Recipe

This simple recipe is for my besty pen pal in the skaky lands of Canna-bree..

150ml-175ml milk
150ml cream
1 free range egg + egg for brushing the scones with before cooking
3 c self-raising flour
2 T caster sugar
1 c chopped dried dates  – soaked for 10 mins in 1/2c warm water and 1T olive oil
rind of 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.

Line a large oven tray with baking paper.

Whisk milk cream and egg together until well combined. Combine flour, sugar, dates and lemon rind in a large bowl. Add milk mixture and stir gently to a soft dough. Turn on to a lightly floured surface and knead gently until dough comes together.

Press dough out to 2cm thick.

Cut scones from dough and place onto a tray flat side up. Brush the tops with a little beaten egg.

Bake 12-15 mins until golden and well risen.




  1. Yummmm! My faves! Can’t have any yet though… need to lose a lot more kgs before I can give myself a treat!


  2. Looks yummy 🙂

    “We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” ~Alfred E. Newman


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