My mother loves anything with dates. Her all times favourite is banana and date bran muffins.
Of course, the remaining members of the family never touch her bran muffins, we are just not fans.
I came across the recipe, in one of my Indian cook books and at first, I really really didn’t want to try it out, seeing as it had dates and everything in….. every time I kept opening the fridge the packet of chopped dated kept staring at me. Eventually it started falling every time I opened the fridge so to save myself from bending every single time, I decided to put it too good use and make the date scones.
My mother was over the moon, my dad’s first impression they were chocolate chips and then he said it reminded him of raisons and when he had a bite he was like really dates, again. As if I make things with dates on a regular basis.
To cut a long story short and for the sake of this blog I had half of a half and I picked out all the tiny little pieces of dates. All in all it was a good scone, expect for I accidently bit into a date and the feeling of chewing the date put me off the scone.
My mother says if I had to make it again, she would eat it. My dad says thanks but no thanks. You can’t win I tell you.
- 1 x cup whole wheat flour.
- 1 x tbsp. light brown sugar.
- 4 x tsp baking powder.
- ½ x cup chopped dates.
- 1 x cup cake flour.
- 2 x ounces butter.
- Pinch of salt.
- ¾ x cup milk.
- Sieve the cake flour, salt and baking powder together.
- Add the whole wheat flour and stir to mix.
- Add in the dates and brown sugar.
- Mix in the milk.
- Knead to form a soft dough.
- Roll out to your desired thickness and using a circle cookie cutter, cut out rounds.
- Place on a greased baking tray and pop into a preheated oven.
- Bake at 180 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until the bottoms are nice and golden brown.