Whānau Bake Off

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Marcia Petley's Date & Orange Scones

Date & Orange Scones


  • Butter, 150 grams
  • Baking Powder, 4 teaspoons    
  • Plain flour, 4 cups    
  • Cinnamon, 2 teaspoons
  • Dates, 1 cup
  • Apricots, 1 cup
  • Salt, pinch    
  • Orange Juice, 1/2 cup    
  • Orange zest
  • Milk, 1/2 cup
  • Sugar, 1/2 cup
  • Coffee crystal, 1/4 cups

Chop dates and apricots up add milk and orange juice. Sift flour,  baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon into a bowl, run in melted butter. Add the fruit,  juice, zest and milk mix into a well of dry ingredients Place on well floured board and cut into desired shapes. Sprinkle coffee sugar on to of scones, brush w milk.  Bake 25-30 mins.

Serve with lashings of butter!

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