Friday, June 20, 2008

Date and flax scones

Last week I ended up in Wolseley, munching on a date and flax scone from the Tall Grass Prairie Bakery. I've been wanting to make some ever since, so this morning, before breakfast, I did! I had a lovely start to the day, sitting on the back deck step in the warm sunshine with a fresh coffee and scone. The kids were watching KidsCBC, so I got to enjoy more of this fantastic book, Savage Breast: One Man's Search for the Goddess, which I also picked up in Wolseley that same day. Bliss!


Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup flax
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp butter
3/4 cup dates, diced
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup sour cream

Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until fine crumbs. Stir in dates. Combine milk and egg. Reserve 2 tbsp mixture for topping. Add sour cream to egg and milk mixture and add to dry ingredients, stirring until dough forms a ball. Knead 10 to 15 times. Shape or roll to around 1" thick and cut out circles with a glass or cutter. Brush with reserved liquid. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 mins.

1 comment:

missm said...

Dale and Abby LOVED your scones. Dale ranted about them just like us girls ... so, so good. Printed the recipe off today. Thanks for sharing them with us.