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    Date & Walnut Scones

    Date & Walnut Scones. Photo by **Jubes**

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    35 mins

    15 mins

    20 mins

    Tisme's Note:

    I remember these baking in the oven when I was a child. My Nan used to make the most wonderful date scones. I have a recipe of her's which is handwritten in pencil and so very faded, I could never make out the weights so have never attempted making them (even though I could just make out the ingredients). But to my suprise I found this in a paper and the ingredients are so close to my Nan's handwritten recipe that I just had to save this recipe to make these wonderful scones when the weather gets cooler ...... Served with jam and cream.......Ahh Nan's comfort food..... Can't wait!

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    1. 1
      Prehaeat fan forced oven to 180c.
    2. 2
      Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl. Add the dates, walnuts and lemon zest & mix lightly. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and set bowl aside.
    3. 3
      Whisk the milk, cream and the eggs in a seperate small bowl and pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture.
    4. 4
      Using your fingertips, gently draw the flour mixture into the milk mixture to form a soft dough. (Do not overwork the dough or scones will be too tough).
    5. 5
      Tip the dough onto a clean, floured work surface and gently form into a ball. Press dough lightly using fingertips ~ just to flatten dough.
    6. 6
      Gently roll out the dough until 2-3cm thick then using a 5-6cm scone cutter cut the dough into rounds. Place rounds on a non stick baking tray and brush each round with a little milk.
    7. 7
      Bake scones for 20 minutes or until golden.
    8. 8
      Serve warm with favourite topping.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 14, 2012


      This was one of the worst recipes I've ever used. The batter was so runny that I had to add some more flour to thicken it up so I could handle it. Also, no butter? No rising agent? Huge liquid ratio? Against my better judgement I tried this out, and I regret it. They look terrible and taste terrible. Gluey hockey pucks.

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    • on September 19, 2011


      Excellent scones Tisme. Easy to make and no butter to rub in. I used 150 grams of dates but otherwise kept to the recipe. The mixture was a little too moist to cut worked in some extra flour lightly on the bench. I used light thickened cream and lite milk as these were what we had in the fridge- worked perfectly. Made a baker's dozen of 13 totally awesome scones that were all gobbled up with delight. Served hot from the oven with butter. With me being gluten-free my family give 5 stars and all loved these scones. The hint of lemon and walnuts were a winner with the dates. Photo also posted.

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    Nutritional Facts for Date & Walnut Scones

    Serving Size: 1 (137 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 518.8
    Calories from Fat 149
    Total Fat 16.6 g
    Saturated Fat 6.6 g
    Cholesterol 93.7 mg
    Sodium 66.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 80.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    Sugars 15.5 g
    Protein 13.3 g

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