Date and Orange Scones.


1 orange, rind finely chopped and juiced

1 cup of pitted dates, roughly chopped

500g of self raising flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

100g of butter, chopped

300ml of buttermilk, or milk with a squeeze of lemon juice.


  1. Heat orange juice in a small saucepan until hot. Add dates and allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, blitz flour, butter and baking powder until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Tip the flour mixture into a large mixing bowl and add the orange rind and dates
  4. Add milk and mix until just combined. It is important not to over mix as this will result in tough scones
  5. Turn out onto bench and pat down to about 2cm thick.
  6. Cut out scones and place onto a prepared baking tray. Nestle them close together so they can rise evenly, against one another.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Serve with butter and golden syrup or jam.


This is a really yummy scone recipe and the addition of the dates make the scones really moist. I shared these with my girlfriends from mums group and they all loved them, as did the 3yr olds! I found this recipe on, which is one of my favorite sites to look for new inspiration in the kitchen.