Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
A great low-fat snack from Healthy Foods Mag Australia!
- 250 g dried pitted dates
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 tablespoon icing sugar
- 40 g low-fat margarine
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1⁄3 cup skim milk
- Preheat oven to 200.C.
- Spray a baking tray with cooking oil.
- Pour 2 cups boiling water over dates and allow to soften for approx 10 mins before draining & chopping.
- Sift flours with icing sugar & salt into a bowl.
- Rub in margarine with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add dates and make a well in the centre then add egg.
- Stir lightly with a knife and add enough milk to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface and cut dough into 5cm rounds.
- Place on the baking tray and brush with a little milk before baking for 15-20 mins or until golden.
Made these with the soft, chewy flavorful Medjool dates & rolled the dough out enough so that I'd be pretty sure to get at least a dozen scones (actually got 14!), & used a cutter that was slightly less than 2" in diameter! We had some very tasty scones & a recipe worth keeping around! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]
I enjoyed these scones. I didn't have dates so used dried apricots in their place which worked very well.. The use of wholewheat is grand. The recipe doesn't ask of any levening but I added a tsp of baking powder and think they were the better for it. Instead of icing sugar I used Splenda. A bit more milk was needed to get all of the flour moistened, I'd say a used 2-3 tbsp more. Oh, and 1/8 tsp of salt. The level of sweet worked very well for me but if if your family has a real sweet tooth you might want to use more . I got 7 scones and a dough nibble using a 2 1/2" round cutter (I'm not sure how big 5 cm is). Very nice with a coffee or tea. The cinnamon Splenda I sprinkled on top added a nice touch.