Nan’s scones

Our Nan has always been a fabulous scone baker. In particular, date scones. They taste utterly delicious still warm from the oven and spread with (probably a bit too much) butter.

Mr Lovely and I with Nan at our wedding

Today we’ve had a go at making our own date scones. It’s never really been our forte, though our sister did seem to inherit excellent scone-making ability. That said, we are rather pleased with today’s efforts. They are far from the prettiest scones we’ve ever seen, but they certainly taste yummy and we reckon Nan will be proud. We just tried one with a cup of coffee.

Does your mum or Nan have a specialty that you’re yet to try? Get cooking good looking.

Here’s our recipe, give it a try lovelies.

Chunky Date Scones

Our attempt at Date Scones

Our attempt at Date Scones

250g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp butter
½ cup (70g) chopped dates
1 small egg, beaten
150ml milk

1.Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
2.Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
3.Rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
4.Stir in the chopped dates.
5.Combine the egg and milk in a jug. Stir into the flour mixture to make a soft sticky dough.
6.Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 30 seconds or until just smooth.
7.Cut the dough into about 8 squares or rounds, brush tops with a little milk and place on a tray.
8.Bake about 10-15 minutes or until golden.
Have a lovely day. x.

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