Dates and Walnut Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2-3 tbsp sugar
2 pinch salt
2 tbsp honey
4 tbsp cold butter
½ – ¾ cup chopped dates
½ – ¾ cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla essence
6 tbsp buttermilk (yogurt +water)
Take flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix well.
Add butter and mix with fingers till it resembles large bread crumbs.
Add dates and walnuts and mix.
Whisk egg, buttermilk, honey and vanilla essence and add to dry ingredients.
Mix with a spoon or fork to form dough.
It might seem that you will need more buttermilk but don’t add now.
Tip the mixture to a work board and gently knead 4-5 times. The dough will come together.
Divide the dough into 3 parts and pat each ball to a circle 1 “inch thick.
Cut each circle into 8 pieces.
Place on a parchment covered baking sheet and brush with buttermilk or beaten egg.
Bake for 12-15 mins in a pre-heated oven at 200 degree Celsius. The tops will start to turn golden in colour.
Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.