5 from 1 vote

Date Scones

Course Breakfast
Servings 6


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons chilled butter cut in small cubes
  • 3/4 cup hot milk
  • 4 tablespoons pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 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 1/2 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.