Toffee-Date Scones
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Upgrade your afternoon tea with these flaky scones dotted with chunks of sweet dates and toffee bits.
Recipe type: Brunch
Serves: 6
  • 3 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped pitted dates
  • ½ cup toffee bits (look for Skor or Heath bits)
  1. Preheat oven to 425F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add remaining ingredients and stir until just barely moistened. Turn out onto a clean surface and knead until dough is smooth.
  3. Divide dough into two equal parts. Shape each part into a ¾" thick circle; using a sharp knife, score the dough into six wedges. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until light golden brown. Best served warm from the oven with a cup of ginger tea.
Recipe by Crumb: A Food Blog at