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These are without a doubt my most favorite scones ever! I don’t remember where the recipe came from. I have it hand-written in a 20 year old notebook. If anyone knows the source, I would be glad to give credit.
I managed to convince myself these scones are healthy because there are only two tablespoons of brown sugar in the recipe, plenty of whole wheat and good fruit. This way I justify the 1 cup of butter and 2/3 cup buttermilk completely.
These are best served warm. However they taste just as delicious warmed in the microwave the next day.
Orange Date Scones
Combine in a large bowl:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
In a small bowl, combine:
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1 tsp grated orange rind
Add the buttermilk/date mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a fork just until evenly moistened. Turn out on a floured surface; dough will be soft. Pat to an 8″ circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
Heat oven to 450.
Melt 1/4 cup butter in heavy 9 x 13″ baking dish in oven. This takes just a couple minutes so watch the dish. Remove from oven.
Place wedges in the melted butter and return to oven. Bake 15 minutes.
While scones are baking, in a pan on medium heat, melt 2 tbsp butter with 3 tbsp orange marmalade. Brush over hot scones when they are done baking.
Serve immediately. Makes 8
these sound really tasty! I love dates and I bet the orange rind goes wonderfully with them! thanks for sharing!