These date scones are oh-so tender with just the right amount of sweetness! These simple yet delicious pastries are the perfect treat any time of day with a dollop of clotted cream or a cup of coffee!
– All-purpose flour – Baking powder – Salt – Sugar – Butter
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or a silicone mat. Chop dates and walnuts and zest the orange.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Cut very cold butter into cubes and add to food processor with the dry ingredients. Pulse 4-5 times. The flour mixture should resemble coarse crumbs.
Add the zest, orange juice, and half of the cream and pulse to combine. Add the walnut pieces, dates, and the remainder of the cream. Pulse until the mixture pulls away from the sides and begins to come together.
Pour the scone dough onto the prepared baking sheet and press it into a circle about ½ in tall. Cut into 8-10 triangular pieces with a sharp floured knife.
Separate the pieces so they have room to grow. Sprinkle the unbaked scones with sugar.