On weekends Dan loves to cook scones, and at the moment this recipe is a favourite especially with Cadel.
3 cups plain flour
6 teaspoons baking powder
50 grams butter
3/4 cup chopped dates
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cup milk
extra milk, cinnamon, and sugar
Sift flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and salt together. Add dates. Squish butter with knife or hands until it is broken into very small pieces. Mix milk in quickly to a soft dough . Lightly knead.
Dust tray with flour press dough onto tray and mark into even scone sized pieces (usually about 12). Brush with extra butter and dust tops of scones with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
Bake for 10 minutes at 220 degrees.
These are great served warm with fresh coffee.