Date and walnut Scones

So……today Becksie and Lizzie decided to make scones.scone 8

They preheated the oven to 200c and…….promptly discovered they were out of the right flour!!! Now at this point they could have given up but after a chat about having already used the energy to heat up the oven they decided to modify the recipe and make scones with a twist. We decided to use some wholemeal flour we had lurking in the panty and to make them interesting add dates and walnuts. Isn’t it funny how some flavours just belong together: Rhubarb and custard, strawberries and cream, maple and pecan……….date and walnut! YUM!scone 4

So here’s what we did:

Take 225grams of wholemeal flour (plain would work just as well)

Add 1 tablespoon of baking powder, half a teaspoon of salt, 30grams of sugar. If you aren’t lazy sift it, if you are (like Lizzie and Becksie) get a fork and stir it up.scone 1

Then…… rub in 55 grams of butter until you have what looks like breadcrumbs. scone 5Add a handful of chopped dates and a handful of chopped walnuts and ¼ pint of milk. Bring it together until you have a firm dough.

scone 6Turn the dough out onto the work top and flat with your hand ensuring the dough is about 1.5 cm deep. Cut out and place the scones on a greased (or if your lazy like Becksie and Lizzie a silicon) baking sheet. Dust with flour and bake in a hot oven for about 10 minutes until firm and lightly golden.

scone 7Enjoy with butter, cream or jam or…..if your greedy like Becksie, Lizzie and Ian all three!scone 2

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