I think I have a scone problem. I just can’t resist them! I’ve never met a scone I didn’t like.
My favorite buttermilk scones are perfect with bits of fruit and chocolate in them, and they are extremely moist. But sometimes, you want a crumbier, dryer scone that is perfect for dunking in tea or coffee. This scone fits the bill!
The cardamom flavor really shines through with these scones, and the dates add just a tiny bit of extra sweetness. It pairs perfectly with chai tea or black tea flavored with a bit of cinnamon. They are also delicious topped with jam.
Until recently, I didn’t realize that some people bake their scones in one large flat ball and then cut them into slices after they come out of the oven. I think that’s a big mistake! If you cut beforehand, all sides get browned nicely in the oven, creating that bit of crumbly, crunch crust.
Without further ado, here’s the printable recipe:
Cardamom Date Scones
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon cardamom
- 1 stick butter cubed
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup finely chopped dates
Whisk together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and cardamom.
Cut cold butter into the dry ingredients to form a crumb.
Add butter, egg, milk, and figs and combine into a dough, making sure the fig pieces are evenly distributed.
Form into two balls and flatten on ungreased cookie sheet. Cut into 6-8 slices and spread apart slightly so they are not touching. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, until scones are browned slightly.
This recipe was adopted from this recipe from Wilde Flavors.
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