When it comes to scones, I can come up with hundreds of recipes. And how do I do that you ask? Simple, scones are cake and muffin’s cousins (just kidding) but in reality you can add any flavor used in cakes and muffins.
Today I was actually craving sticky date pudding, but don’t have much time on hand, so I ended up with adding dates in my scones.
Dates are energy boosting fruit and I love to have some with my coffee whenever available. When I added the dates to my scones it made them softer from the inside and in every bite I could taste a small piece of date.
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I usually have my lemon water plain, but at times and to add more benefit I add a teaspoon of honey. Other times I add some mint after tapping it with the back of a spoon since this release the oils in the mint.
If working out, then I add a small piece of ginger, this boosts the metabolism even more. But if you want to taste the real deal, add some raspberries.
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- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2½ tablespoons sugar
- 6 tablespoons chilled butter (cut in small cubes)
- ¾ cup hot milk
- 4 tablespoons pitted dates
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- Preheat oven to 180C - 350F.
- In a bowl add the pitted dates and hot milk, keep them aside for 5 minutes. This will soften the dates.
- Add the cinnamon and sugar to the previous mixture and mix well. Use this mixture only after it's cold.
- In a different bowl, add flour, baking powder, and salt, whisk to combine.
- Add the butter to the flour and using a fork or a wooden spoon mix in the butter, until you get bread crumbs like mixture.
- Add the date and milk mixture, to the flour and butter, using a fork mix gently. Don't over mix.
- Place the dough on lightly floured surface, gather the dough to form a ball, then press it down to ½ an inch disc.
- Cut into triangles, place on baking sheet and brush with milk.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then let cool.
- Enjoy with butter or jam, personally it tastes great on its own.