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  • #284241
    joybel
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    joybel

    How does one make the dates mushy to sandwich in the middle of a scone dough?

    Joybel

    #284243
    Opal
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    Opal

    why not chop up the dates and mix them in with the other ingredients ?
    You could put a little boiling water in with them and mix till soft.

    #284245
    joybel
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    joybel

    I love to cut a scone open and have the dates covering both sides all soft and yummy, Opal. I think they would have to be mushed in a pot over hot water or some other way to get that spreading consistency. Thanks for replying.

    Joybel

    #284247
    fern
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    fern

    Joybel….I make date butter. Just put some dates in a pot, barely cover with water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for about 30 minutes. Then you either whizz them up in the food processor or I just mash them with a fork. I store it in the fridge, and you can also freeze it, which I do in small batches. It’s yummy as it’s very spreadable and you can use it for scones and the like, but it’s also great stirred through porridge…..much healthier than brown sugar. Enjoy.

    #284249
    joybel
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    joybel

    I think that is the way to go Fern and I can just smell and taste my date scones with mushy date middles. Getting on with it right away. Thanks very much for your kind donation.

    Joybel

    #284251
    fern
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    fern

    A shortcut is to soak a few dates overnight in hot water and they’re mushy by the morning. I do this sometimes when I can’t be bothered doing the ‘pot’ thing and I want some on my porridge next day. Not quite as good as the simmering method, but okay all the same.

    #284253
    BJB
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    BJB

    When making scones, if you do not feel like rubbing the butter into the flour, try grating the butter, ( better taken straight from fridge ) and add to flour, then add milk and mix.

    #284255
    joybel
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    joybel

    Yes, well I made my first mushy date scones. Suspect I used selfraising flour plus 6 tsps b. pwd. Rolled out the dough and spread on the dates and folded the half over. they sure rose and the dates kind of went a bit over the edges while the folded edge forced the other side to rise up. They taste lovely and next time a few changes will happen.

    B.J I use the cheapest margarine and it rubs in very easily.

    Joybel

    #284257
    Michelingirl
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    Michelingirl

    Try soaking dates in orange juice or lemon juice rather than water. Yummmm

    #284259
    BJB
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    BJB

    Does anyone have a Savoury Scone Recipe, I would appreciate it if you could post it up. They are so nice. Many thanks.

    🙂

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