Hazelnut & Date Scones

These scones are quick and easy to make, and a perfect snack alongside your favourite brew. The hazelnuts and dates can also be substituted for other dried fruit or nuts you have on hand.



two scones on a tray, cup of coffee

You'll Need:

100g plain flour

100g wholemeal flour

½ tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon raw sugar

½ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

150ml milk or milk alternative

4 chopped pitted dates

1 tablespoon hazelnuts


Method:

Preheat oven to 200°C.


In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, then add in the olive oil, milk, dates and nuts, and mix to combine to a slightly sticky dough.


Knead the dough for a few minutes on a lightly floured board, until dough is smooth.

Roll into small rounds, or cut into triangle shapes of about 3cm high.


Arrange scones onto a lined baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes, until just starting to colour on top.


Remove from oven and leave to cool slightly before eating (these scones are best slightly warm).

Enjoy with a little butter or homemade jam!


Makes about 6 small scones