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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Mum's Lemonade Date Scones

I had posted this excellent recipe on my Food Blog recently and I thought that I would post it on this blog tonight for some who might not read my Food Blog. This is a fresh batch of the Lemonade Date Scones right out of the oven this afternoon, minus a couple which I just had to have with my coffee. This is wonderful family recipe from my husband's Mum for her Lemonade Date Scones which I could not resist sharing. This has been a long time favorite recipe in the family and one of the first batch of yummies that my husband baked for me when I first moved down here to New Zealand. I have been eating them ever since.

Mum's Lemonade Date Scones


4 cups of self raising flour (or 4 cups of standard white flour with 4 heaping teaspoons of baking powder added)
1 (335 ml.) can lemonade (Sprite)
300 ml. cream
1/4 tsp salt
400 grams (14 oz.) of whole dates (will be added to the mixture whole)


Preheat Oven To 200 degrees C. or 390 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients well in large mixing bowl. Then knead the dough mixture on a floured board or surface, adding flour if needed until a nice dough forms. Place a sheet of baking paper on a large cookie tray or pan. This works the best we have found and prevents sticking to the pan. Place the puffy somewhat flattened dough out onto the pan and cut your slices into the dough.
Bake at above temperature for 10-15 minutes until the scones are lightly browned on top.
Makes approximately 24 scones depending on the size you would like.
Serve with honey or your favorite jam!