Date And Oat Scones
Submitted by Sheila Anne MacLeod, Stratford
11/2 cups flour
21/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
3 Tbsp. sugar
11/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease and lightly flour a cookie sheet.
Mix together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar in a bowl
and blend lightly with a fork. Add butter and cut in finely.
Stir in dates with a fork. Beat buttermilk and egg together with
a fork, add to dry ingredients and stir until dough stiffens.
Turn out on to floured board and knead gently 10 times. Flatten
with your hand to 1inch thick round. Put on greased cookie
sheet and mark the round into 8 wedges with the floured tines
of a fork. You may separate the wedges, if you wish. Bake 25 minutes
or until golden brown. Serve warm with butter and/or jam.