Monday, October 12, 2009

Scones for Kate!

As requested....

Date Scones

3 cups of flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
25 grams (1oz) butter
approx 1 cup of milk
1 cup of chopped dates

sift dry ingredients into a bowl, add sugar then rub in the butter, then add dates. Mix to a soft dough with the milk, using a knife, (add extra milk if needed). Tip out onto a floured bench, knead slightly, pat into shape and cut into shapes. Place on an oven tray and cook for about 10 - 15 minutes at 230 deg C or 450 deg F.
Enjoy while hot/warm with butter!

You can make plain scones by omitting the dates and sugar, and adding 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Plain ones are nice with lashings of berry jam and whipped cream!!

You can make cheese scones by omitting the dates and sugar and adding the salt and 6 tablespoons of grated cheese and a pinch of cayenne pepper!

Happy baking, and don't forget to use your pretty china to serve them on!
Carole :)


Marls said...

Date scones are my favourite. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Margaret said...

ta muchly! I took out my recipe book last night looking for this very thing and couldn't find a decent base recipe. project for the day! the kids will have to make them if they want lunch! Mx

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

OOOO thank you so much Carole, I will give these a whirl sometime soon!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

lol! Oh are so good to me!!! Was it the begging that did it? Works everytime! Thanks Carole!!

Magia da Inês said...

Olá amiga!
Conheci seu cantinho que é tudo de bom...
lindo, criativo e alegre...
Espero você em:
Beijinhos carinhosos.
Itabira - Brasil