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.