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Date and walnut scones

Chopped dates and walnuts give this traditional English teatime treat a contemporary makeover.
date and walnut sconesWoman's Day



1.Preheat oven to very hot, 220°C. Lightly grease a scone tray.
2.Sift flour into a large bowl. Add butter. Rub in lightly using fingertips. Stir in dates, walnuts and sugar.
3.Make a well in the centre of flour. Pour in combined milk and egg all at once, reserving about 1 tablespoon. Using a butter knife, mix quickly to a soft, sticky dough. Do not over-mix.
4.Turn onto a lightly-floured surface. Knead lightly. Press or roll out to form a round about 2cm thick. Cut into 12 triangles.
5.Place scones on prepared tray, slightly apart. Brush with reserved liquid. Bake for 12-15 minutes until scones sound hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.

makes 12


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