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Date Scones

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A sweet and simple treat! Date scones are great for brunch, as snacks, or as a dessert. This recipe is perfect to share with a group!


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  • 18 ounces bread flour (2 1/4 cups)
  • 4 1/4 ounces sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 13 1/2 fluid ounces / 400ml heavy cream, cold (1 2/3 cups)
  • 7 ounces / 200g dates, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons milk, for topping
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar, for topping


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. In a mixing bowl, toss the chopped dates with 3-4 tablespoons of flour to coat. In a stand mixer bowl, combine the bread flour, sugar, baking powder, flour-coated dates, and salt, mixing well.
  2. Pour the cold heavy cream into the mixer bowl, and stir the mixture using the paddle attachment until the dough barely comes together.  
  3. On a clean, lightly-floured surface, press the dough into a circle (about 3/4-inches thick). Use a round cookie or pastry cutter to cut into even circles.
  4. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet, ensuring to leave a little room between each scone. Lightly brush the tops of the scones with cold milk, and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the scones are golden and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!


  • Make sure that your heavy cream and milk are both cold in order to create flaky scones. 
  • To maintain tender scones, don’t overwork your dough.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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