Classic Date Scone Recipe

Classic Date Scone Recipe

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Eating Baking always cheers me up and I knew exactly what I wanted to make today.  I have only recently become a fan of dates, they seem to be Abby’s favourite scone variety so whenever we have morning tea she always comes equipped with some date scones.

Dates are yummy, are grown on palm trees and are a source of vitamin C – now you know!

The staple Edmond’s recipe is a winner and it’s what Ethan and I used today to whip up these guys; he did an awesome job of chopping all the dates up for me – that boy loves to eat cook as much as his parents do!

Classic Date Scone Recipe

* 3 cup flour
* 6 tsp Baking Powder
* 1/4 tsp Salt,
* 75g Butter
* 1 -1.5 cups Milk

For Date scones add 3/4 cup chopped dates, 1 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon to flour

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.  Add milk and mix quickly with a knife to a soft dough. Knead a few times. Lightly dust oven tray with flour.  Press scone dough out onto this.  Cut into 12 even sized pieces. Leave a 2 cm space between scones.  Brush tops with milk.  Bake at 220C for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 12

(209 cal per scone approx.  not bad)

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  1. Mad Woman · October 15, 2009

    Mmmmm. Those looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  2. fiona · October 15, 2009

    yum. looks fab. can the weekend hurry up please? my current fav are cheddar scallion scones….

  3. lailablogs · October 15, 2009

    Sounds delicious ..
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  4. Claire Pearson · October 20, 2009

    I love scones too, date or plain with jam and cream.

    Years ago my mum taught me to make them, following the ingredients from any recipe but changing the method, and I think it makes them even easier.

    Melt the butter in a pot, turn off the heat, add the milk with a drop of vinegar to sour it, then add the other ingredients as listed. Keep as wet as possible to handle, turn onto a floured surface, cut and cook in a hot oven. Yum and easy!


  5. Robert · February 11, 2014


    Awesome recipe, but i noticed you got a little grammar mistake possibly. Shouldn't "he did an awesome of chopping all the dates up for me" be "he did an awesome job of chopping all the dates up for me" ? Please delete this comment after you read it 😉 Sorry for being fussy. Thanks.


  6. Sharyn McKitterick · May 29, 2014

    This is the recipe I've been looking for, they were awesome, thanks very much.

  7. Maya Blackshear · April 25, 2015

    It's really great to see classic date scone recipe. Dates are good for health in many different point of views. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe here.

  8. Dave · August 8, 2015

    Just made them for the family. Great treat on a wild , wet and cold winters day.

  9. Carol · August 10, 2015

    Add some crystallised ginger to your date scones, yum.

  10. Maria Boyd · August 11, 2015

    Made these this morning – delicious.

  11. Sherilyn · September 12, 2015

    Added some freshly squeezed orange juice to the milk an the zest of two oranges…..soooo good!

  12. Ben · February 7, 2016

    Do not waste your time , way to much baking powder, not enough butter, worst recipe ever!