Cherry and Date Scones

Cherry and Date scones

These dainty little scones are ideal for afternoon tea. Filled with chopped dates and glacé cherries then topped with demerara sugar they are incredibly tasty with a dollop of jam.

Cherry and date scones

Ingredients (makes 14)

225g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
50g softened unsalted butter
25g caster sugar
150ml milk
30g chopped dates
30g chopped glacé cherries
1 egg beaten
1/2 tablespoon demerara sugar

Method

1. Pre heat your oven to Fan 200c.

2. Put the flour and baking powder in a bowl and stir to combine.

3. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

4. Stir in the caster sugar, chopped dates and cherries.

5. Make a well in the centre of the bowl and add the milk, using a blunt edge knife cut into the mixture until it forms a sticky dough.

6. Tip the dough onto a floured surface and work in a little flour so the dough is no longer sticky.

7. Roll out to a thickness of 2cm and then cut out rounds using a 5cm fluted round cutter.

8. Place the scones on two baking sheets, brush with a little beaten egg and then sprinkle on the demerara sugar.

9. Bake for 12 minutes until golden brown. Then cool on a wire rack. Serve buttered with lots of jam.

These really are little scones so if you prefer bigger scones I recommend you use a 6cm cutter instead.

Cherry and date scones

If you like these Cherry and Date scones, you might be interested in my Cheese and Chive Scones too. For all you keen bakers like me I recommend you take a look at the Cakes and Bakes section of the blog for more baking recipes.

Happy baking.

Julie
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