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


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


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


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


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.