Usually when I bake I just throw it all in and hope for the best - everything usually works out fine. But when I discovered I was missing a few ingredients, I was bummed. I haven't really baked anything decent for over a month. I was out of self raising flour AND only had half a teaspoon of baking powder left.
Well, I made them anyway. And it wasn't until I pulled them out of the oven that I realised I had forgotten to use butter. They turned out great anyway.
A pizza stone is a must in any kitchen - mine stays in the oven even when I'm cooking something else
who would have guessed they had no butter?
mmm ok I added a little Olivani and golden syrup - perfect with a cup of tea
So, for this simple recipe (if you don't have a favourite scone recipe already), you will need
2 cups flour (maybe a little more)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped dates
2 tablespoons sugar
Mix this lot together then add a mixture of 1 cup milk and 1 egg. Gently mix ingredients to form a soft dough. Add more flour if you need to - remember I am notorious for not measuring! Shape and bake, on an oven tray or pizza stone, until golden. Mine took about 15 minutes but then again I never time anything!