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Simple Date and Walnut Scones, what a great combination

Date and Walnut Scones

Janice Pattie
Light and delicious scones with added dates and walnuts, a real treat. 
4.45 from 50 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Baking
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 249 kcal


  • 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: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 0.6mg