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Maureen's Memories

 


I opened my mother’s old exercise book of recipes. My father, Les’ speciality was Date Scones

This triggered fond memories for me, and I decided to make Date Scones even though I haven’t baked in nearly 20 years! 

I enjoyed trying to recreate ‘Les’ Legendary Date Scones’. The aromas in our kitchen were nostalgic and delicious. I am sure I will bake a batch again soon but, in the meantime this will be a warm memory for all of my family during this crisis.

I would like to share my dad’s ‘Les’ Legendary Date Scone’ recipe with everyone: 

1 x cup of Dates- chopped and soaked for a couple of hours in a cup topped up with plain water. 
3 x cups of self-raising flour- sifted into a mixing bowl with pinch of salt. 
125 grams of butter 
1 tablespoon of sugar 
1 large egg well beaten 

Add sugar into the flour. Rub the butter into the flour mixture. Added the chopped dates along with the liquid and beaten egg. Knead into a moist dough. Divide into preferred scone size and bake in a moderate oven for 15 – 20 minutes. 




 



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Gladys from WA

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Jean from SA

Jean from SA

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