Buttermilk Date Scones

November 13, 2015

Buttermilk Date Scones

Ingredients
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk1 cup Sahara Date chopped khudry dates
1 tablespoon heavy cream, for brushing

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Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add butter and mix with your fingertips to a coarse meal. Add buttermilk and mix just until combined. Add chopped dates.

Transfer dough to a floured board and divide into 2 parts. Roll each to 3/4 inch thick rounds. cut each round into 8 wedges and place slightly separated on a greased baking sheet. Brush the tops with the cream, and bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm, split in half with butter and marmalade. 





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