Friday, November 04, 2005
Date Scones - 2 points each
2 cups Self Raising Flour
1/2 cup of chopped dates
2 tablespoons Olive Grove Light Margarine
1 dessertspoon sugar (use more if you like them sweeter)
3/4 to 1 cup of low fat milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C
Sift flour and salt and rub cold margarine into flour. Add chopped dates.
Whisk together 1 egg, sugar and then milk. Make sure sugar is dissolved. (keep a tiny amount for brushing scones)
Make a well in dry ingredients and pour in liquid. Mix with a knife to form a soft dough.
Roll out on floured surface (I use baking paper). Cut scones into 12 squares and place on baking tray lined with baking paper.
Brush tops of scones with a little of the beaten egg, milk mixture.
Bake in hot oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool wrapped in a clean tea towel.
When cool spread with low fat spread or I love them spread with Light Laughing Cow Cheese Spread (of course!)
I usually freeze these and when I feel like a scone for afternoon tea I just warm in microwave for 15 seconds.