Double Date & Orange Scones

Double Date & Orange Scones


Date mix (make ahead)

  • 400g of dates roughly chopped in half
  • Juice and zest of 4 oranges
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 50g cold butter, cubed
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. Prepare date mix and allow to soak in the fridge overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 220 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir through the date mixture and then add in the milk and mix into a soft dough (be sure not to over mix).
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface and pat into an oblong, about 1 1/2cm thickness, cut into triangles and place on the baking tray.
  6. Brush the top with milk to glaze and bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until golden.