Simple Date and Walnut Scones, what a great combination

Date and Walnut Scones

Light and delicious scones with added dates and walnuts, a real treat. 
Course Baking
Cuisine British
Keyword dates, scones, walnuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 249kcal
Author Janice Pattie


  • 50 g stoned and chopped dates 2oz
  • 75 g walnut pieces 3oz
  • 250 g self-raising flour 8oz
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 50 g butter 2oz
  • 50 g light brown soft sugar 2oz
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar optional
  • 170 ml milk 6fl oz


  • Place the flour in a bowl with the baking powder and mixed spice, stir until well mixed, rub in the butter (or whizz in a food processor). 
  • Stir in the sugar, dates, walnuts and sugar.
  • Pour the milk into a well in the middle of the flour and mix with a palette knife to a soft dough. You may not need it all, add gradually until you have a soft but not a wet dough
  • Roll out the dough and using a cutter, cut out 8 scones, re-rolling the dough if necessary.  Place on a baking sheet, brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with demerara sugar.
  • Bake in the oven at 220C for about 18 minutes until well risen and golden brown,  Cool on a wire rack.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 0.6mg