Monday, June 18, 2012

Sweet Date Scones

Sokehah Cheah | 10:12 PM | | | |



Scones are great for afternoon tea or for breakfast and even as a snack.  There is nothing like a homemade scone, freshly baked from the oven, served with jam with a dollop of cream and accompanied by a pot of tea!











Recipe for Sweet Date Scones
Ingredients
8 oz self-raising flour, sieve 3 times
3/4 cup milk (or maybe a bit less)
50 gm cold butter cut into cubes
1 Tbsp sugar
70 gm dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
a pinch of salt
Method
Put sifted flour into a mixing bowl, stir in salt, mix well.
Add in cold butter cubes and rub in with finger tips till it resembles bread crumbs.  
(Take care not to overdo this step)
Stir in sugar, mix well.  Make a well in the centre and pour in milk sparingly.
Mix till just combined with a spatula.  Dough is sticky at this stage.
Place dough onto a lightly floured work top and knead lightly, about 3 times.
Pat the dough into 2 cm high and cut with a floured cookie cutter.  Do not twist the dough.
Just loosen the dough from the cutter. (I used a 6 cm diameter cutter).
Place cut dough onto a parchment lined baking tray, side by side slightly touching each other.
Apply milk glaze.
Bake in a preheated oven @ 200 deg C for 13 to 15 mins. till lightly brown.
Scones are cooked when they have risen and begin to separate in the middle.
Cool on a wire rack.
Serve warm with cream, lemon curd or jam of your choice and butter.
Makes 7 scones



Note :

Baking the scones side by side and close to each other will keep the sides straight and even and they rise upwards and not outwards.
Do not add in the all the milk at once.  You may not require all the milk as stated in the recipe.

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  1. Long time didn't bake scones already, sadly my boys don't like. So seldom back otherwise, I have to finish them all myself! Maybe I'll bake a small batch and freeze some huh! Yours are so tempting!

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    1. Why not just bake a small batch? You can freeze the leftovers.

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  2. Scones is one of those lovely cookies that are always popular. The dates just make them better. Thanks for the link to the Recipe Box.

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  3. Yea , scones are great afternoon tea and also great for breakfast :) Nice ones you have there...dates are healthy addition to your scones :)

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    1. Yes, nowadays we must think of what to eat that's good for health!

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  4. Your scones look very tempting indeed. Would make a lovely afternoon tea. I would love it with butter and jam.

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    1. Good to have them warm with hot tea in your part of the globe, Mary!

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  5. I can't believe I've never had scones before. Duhhh!

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  6. Yummm..yumm..yumm...beautiful scones! I enjoy having these for my afternoon tea.
    Kristy

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  7. Ive been lookg for scones recipe...never make one before..came across yor blog and immediately tried them out as i have plenty of dates from the last Ramadhan. They turned out good! I love it! My family loves them too. Had compliments frm hubby too!! Am definitely gonna make some more again. Thks so mch. Nurul

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    1. I'm so happy that your tried my recipe and love it....Hope to see you more often. Enjoy your day!

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