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Date & Walnut Scones

Date & Walnut Scones created by Jubes

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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  • Prehaeat fan forced oven to 180c.
  • 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.
  • Whisk the milk, cream and the eggs in a seperate small bowl and pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture.
  • 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).
  • Tip the dough onto a clean, floured work surface and gently form into a ball. Press dough lightly using fingertips ~ just to flatten dough.
  • 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.
  • Bake scones for 20 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve warm with favourite topping.
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"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. dennymah
    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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  2. Jubes
    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 scones...so 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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  3. Jubes
    Date & Walnut Scones Created by Jubes
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  4. Tisme
    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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