• Makes 8
  • 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients


Easy Date Scones

Ingredients (makes 8 Scones)

  • 2 Cups self raising flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tspn sugar
  • 1 tblsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • 150ml milk


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. Rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the chopped dates.
  2. Combine the egg and milk in a jug. Stir into the flour mixture to make a soft sticky dough. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 30 seconds or until just smooth.
  3. Cut the dough into about 8 squares or rounds, brush tops with a little milk and place on a tray.Bake about 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  4. You can use an assortment of jams or just butter

  • They look fresh and rustic and I wonder if they would still be nice with currants thanks!


  • These look so tasty and yet so easy to make


  • umm yumm who don’t love date scones and these sound and look amazing.


  • Yum ! We often make scones with dates, figs and raw unsalted pistachio’s, my kids love it.

    • Or walnuts/pecans with dates is also yum !


  • Just sounds so yum. Thanks for sharing.


  • Scones with dates = pure deliciousness.


  • I love date scones. I’ve never made them as I buy them from Bakers Delight. But at nearly $2 each, I think I can try making them with this recipe!


  • It’s so difficult to find a good recipe for scones. Thanks for sharing it with us!!


  • Dates are delicious in scones,great recipe!


  • I have seen the Bakers Delight one too but these look nicer!


  • Thanks for the recipe – these sound scrumptious.


  • My scones tend to end up rock hard. How do I stop this from happening?


  • I tend to buy these on the odd occasion from Bakers Delight at $2 a pop. I do love a scone but had not considered making this version. My hubby makes a mean and yummy scone. I might share this recipe with him!!


  • Didn’t make scones in ages !! Should make some soon with the kids.


  • scones are always a good idea!


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