I’ve been trying out a few healthier bakes lately and I was very happy with how these Wholemeal Date Scones out. They use wholemeal flour and no sugar. There is some natural sugar in the dates but you could leave them out if you wanted to.
Truth be told I have only recently learnt how to make the perfect scone. Mum’s been making them for years so I had a few lessons and now they turn out perfectly.
So what’s the secret? Firstly, the oven has to be very hot so make sure it’s at 220 degrees before you’re ready to put them in.
Work quickly. Have all your ingredients out, the baking tray lined, oven on and at the right temperature. Don’t work the dough too much either. Just bring it together on your work surface and flatten slightly and quickly cut them and get them in the oven.
Also put them all close together on the tray so they are touching. Then when they come out of the oven wrap them in a clean tea towel. Serve warm with some butter or jam and cream.
So that’s how we do it in my family. It does take some practice but once you master it, you can whip up a batch in no time.
Happy New Year! I hope 2016 has been great so far. I’ve had a few weeks off work and took a break from blogging so it’s been nice to spend some time with the family.
It’s been pretty hot here in Oz so we’ve been spending most days by the pool but there has been a few days for baking and crafting.
This Banana Bread was one of the bakes I made with kids. They loved mashing up the bananas and helping to mix it all up.
I love eating this for breakfast, toasted with butter or for morning or afternoon tea. You can also slice it up and put in ziploc bags and put them in the freezer. A slice is great to have when you’re in a hurry or for a snack at work. Probably best to have it sometimes though. Not everyday.
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