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Wholemeal Date Scones

Wholemeal Date Scones

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.

Wholemeal Date Scones

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.

Wholemeal Date Scones

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.

Wholemeal Date Scones

Wholemeal Date Scones
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Servings Prep Time
12 Scones 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Scones 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Wholemeal Date Scones
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 Scones 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Scones 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Scones
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl put the flour, baking powder, salt and butter. Rub together with your fingertips until it is fine and crumbly.
  3. Add the dates and stir through.
  4. Add 200 ml of cream and mix through with a butter knife. The dough should be quite wet. If not, add a little more cream until it comes together to form a dough.
  5. Put the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently bring together and flatten out slightly.
  6. Using a cookie cutter to cut rounds out of the dough and put onto a lined baking tray. Be sure to put the scones close together.
  7. Brush lightly with some milk and bake for about 10 - 15 mins or until golden brown on top.
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10 thoughts on “Wholemeal Date Scones

  1. Scones are always a winner in my book, and these wholemeal ones look and sound delicious 🙂

  2. Oh yum I could have one of these right now! Thanks so much for sharing with YWF.

    1. Thanks Vicki. They are very yum:)

  3. I have never tried to make scones~ Thanks for the recipe! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on our Mm Pinterest board! Have a great week!
    Kim

    1. Thanks so much Kim. You should give them a try. So easy to make:)

  4. Yum I Love scones and these look fantastic Belinda! Your tips are great too – thank!

  5. These look delish! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday.

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