Date, brown sugar and lemon scones

By Amanda Laird

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Date, brown sugar and lemon scones. Photo / Babiche Martens
Date, brown sugar and lemon scones. Photo / Babiche Martens

Makes 12

2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup wholemeal flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar, plus 1 Tbs - extra
3/4 cup dates, roughly chopped
Grated zest of one lemon
70g butter, cubed
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup lemonade
2 Tbs cream
icing sugar

1 Preheat oven to 220C. Put the flours, salt and sugar into a large mixing bowl.

2 Add the dates, lemon zest and then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

3 Whisk together the egg, milk, lemonade and cream. Gently mix enough of the wet mixture into the dry until it holds together.

4 Press gently onto a floured surface. Cut into rounds and place on a greased oven tray. Brush with the remaining egg/milk wash. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

- NZ Herald

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