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