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!
So here’s what we did:
Take 225grams of wholemeal flour (plain would work just as well)
Then…… rub in 55 grams of butter until you have what looks like breadcrumbs. Add 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.
Turn 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.