Its that time of year again, what to put in the lunch box? Its a tedious job 5 days a week, finding healthy yummy snacks to feed the kids.
I like to know that what I give them will keep them going all day, and is not over processed. My kids love donuts but they are a big treat, certainly not something I would pop in the lunch box daily. The date scones at the local bakery are good, but wow they are sweet. Almost too sweet and sickly.
These home made scones are easy to make, freeze well and they have no nasty additives. Give them a try, I freeze them with a little butter inbetween, wrap them up and they are ready for the lunch box.
Hope your kids like them.
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
pinch of table salt
2 tablespoons caster sugar
3/4 cup pitted dates, chopped
Zest of one orange or lemon (optional)
150 ml milk
150 ml thickened cream
Preheat a fan-forced oven to 180°C.
Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl.
Combine all the wet ingredients into a bowl including the eggs, using a fork whisk together.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and using a butter knife gently combine the two. Don't over mix.
When the mix has just about come together tip it out onto a floured surface. Gently bring together using your hands. The size of the dough should be about 20cm x 20cm. Using a scone cutter cut out 12 scones. (If you don't have a scone cutter, just use a knife and cut the dough into 12).
Place a on an oven tray dusted with flour and bake for 20 min or until cooked.