Want the perfect breakfast treat? Date & Spice Scones are delicious, easy to make and completely addictive.
When I baked for a British tea shop I made hundreds of scones each week. Raisin, lemon and cherry scones were always on the menu, and I would also make a “special scone” each week. The special might be seasonal like Gingerbread Scones, or whatever I dreamed up that week. The special flavors were always a variation of my Raisin Scone recipe. That recipe produces a scone that’s not too sweet and is meant to be topped with butter, jam or clotted cream.
And Now for Something Completely Different…
These Date & Spice Scones are made from a completely different recipe than the Raisin Scones. Compared to the Raisin Scones, this recipe has more sugar, more butter, more liquid and a little more baking powder. So of course these scones are a little sweeter, lighter and moister than the raisin scones. Because the dough is so soft it’s easier to form the dough into a disc and cut the scones as wedges rather than using a biscuit cutter for rounds.
This dough comes together in mere minutes and bakes in under 30. Less than an hour after rolling out of bed you can have warm Date & Spice scones for breakfast. No need to slather on the butter or clotted cream, these babies are perfect au naturale.
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