Last week I had a friend I haven't seen for quite a while come for morning tea and decided to make some fruit scones. Scones are not something I usually make but popped into my mind as a quick, filling and economical morning tea option.
I took this recipe from here
2 cups (250g) self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup (70g) chopped dates
1 small egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together in a large bowl. Rub in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs then stir in the chopped dates. Combine the egg and milk in a jug. Add to the flour mixture to make a soft sticky dough. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 30 seconds or until just smooth. Cut the dough into about 8 squares or rounds, brush tops with a little milk and place on a tray. Bake about 10-15 minutes or until golden
I found the dough to be really sticky and it was not possible to knead it at all, so I flattened it as best I could and cut rounds with a floured glass. I was surprised it was still so very sticky as I had used wholemeal and it usually requires a little more liquid. These were quite nice but ultimately not quite 'right' in my mind. I'd try these again with a bit more flour and maybe some spice. I plan to try more scones and add some to my repertoire.