Makes 12

2 cups self-raising flour

1 cup wholemeal flour

1/4 tsp salt

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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.