best easy scone recipe /eggless dates scones recipe

best easy scone recipe /eggless dates scones recipe

eggless dates scones recipeIt is one of best accompaniment as a tea time snack with soft pillowy texture inside. It has been a long time I have not baked anything. These scone making was in my mind for quite a long time.It is a British type of scones without any eggs and its very easy recipe at its best. Little addition of sugar and dates gives a lightish sweetness to this best easy scone recipe. Its also done without adding sugar or anything. If you keep it just plain ,they can be served with a jam and butter. Its a new try for me and it came out very well. eggless dates scones recipeAdding baking powder plays an important part for all the fluffiness and rising. According to the recipe that I read from a book its mandatory that butter should be ice-cold. I did as per the instructions and it came out well.If using hand while mixing the flour and butter use finger tips alone. Its best to use a spoon or any laddle to make the whole process till you flatten the dough. This is the best easy scone recipe that you can very well try at home.

best easy scone recipe /eggless dates scones recipe

 

INGREDIENTS:

All purpose flour/maida – 1 cup
Butter (ice-cold) – 3 tbsp
Milk – 1/2 cup
Dates – 3-4 (chopped)
Baking powder – 11/2 tsp
Castor sugar – 1/8 cup

METHOD:


1.First grate ice-cold butter in a mixing bowl.
2.Sieve in maida and baking powder into the butter added bowl.
3.Mix with a fork and don’t use hands.
4.It should form a crumbly texture.
5.Now add chopped dates and sugar and mix well.
6.Add milk and mix to form a stick dough.
7.Transfer this to a flour dusted surface,dust flour to top layer and pat with hands.
8.The flattened dough is now ready to be shaped(2 inch thick roundels).
9.Cut shapes with a round cutter.
10.Arrange in a butter paper layered baking plate.
11.Brush the top with some milk.
12.In-between preheat oven at 170 degrees for 10 minutes.
13.Bake for 10—15 minutes or till done.
14.Serve as a tea time snack.

best easy scone recipe /eggless dates scones recipe

Total Time: 30 minutes

Category: snacks,teatime,scones

Cuisine: British

best easy scone recipe /eggless dates scones recipe

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour/maida - 1 cup
  • Butter (ice-cold) - 3 tbsp
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Dates - 3-4 (chopped)
  • Baking powder - 11/2 tsp
  • Castor sugar - 1/8 cup

Instructions

  1. First grate ice-cold butter in a mixing bowl.
  2. Sieve in maida and baking powder into the butter added bowl.
  3. Mix with a fork and don’t use hands.
  4. It should form a crumbly texture.
  5. Now add chopped dates and sugar and mix well.
  6. Add milk and mix to form a stick dough.
  7. Transfer this to a flour dusted surface,dust flour to top layer and pat with hands.
  8. The flattened dough is now ready to be shaped(2 inch thick roundels).
  9. Cut shapes with a round cutter.
  10. Arrange in a butter paper layered baking plate.
  11. Brush the top with some milk.
  12. In-between preheat oven at 170 degrees for 10 minutes.
  13. Bake for 10—15 minutes or till done.
  14. Serve as a tea time snack.

Notes

Depending upon the oven the scones may bake quickly or may be delayed. Its not needed to knead the dough smooth,light handling is required. We are brushing the top with milk so that it browns on the top. You can make this scones as plain without adding dates.

 

Other baking delights:

Eggless date cake

Walnut layer cake

semolina cake

 

 

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