We liked these scones. My less picky child was not put off by the dates and ate them and the older one was having no problem until she spotted a bigger bite of date.
I didn't have milk in the house, but I saw another review noting that they had used buttermilk, so I decided to use that instead. I added a little ground cinnamon to the flour mixture.
Prep time listed is accurate.
I wasn't sure how many dates go into 2/3 cups, but I packed them in and ended up using 12 dates. I chopped them all together (by hand) and found that they became a sweet mushy mess, which ended up as one big clump in the flour mixture. I used my hands to incorporate evenly, but wonder if cutting the dates individually would save this step (in any case, both ways get you the same result). I used less than half of the final cinnamon/sugar for the tops, and found that that was more than enough. The dough is VERY wet, use care when turning out.
The inside was soft, but the tops felt a little dry to me, might try an egg wash or melted butter before baking next time.
Sign of a successful recipe: hubby says as he gets up from table: The scones were good!
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We liked these scones. My less picky child was not put off by the dates and ate them and the...