Date & Orange Scone Recipe | The Style Aesthetic


The perfect sweet weekend brunch scone recipe, serve warm with lashings of butter!

Course Appetizer
Keyword Afternoon Tea, Appertizer, Baking, Date, Morning Tea, Orange, Scones, Sweet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Author Julie Cavanagh


  • 2 cups pitted dried dates
  • 2 oranges rind and juiced (you need about ½ cup of juice)
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper & Me bakers blend
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 100 grams cold butter diced
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • Raw sugar/coffee sugar crystals for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Grate the rind of the oranges then juice them.
  3. Add the dates, orange juice and rind into a small pot and simmer until the dates soften (around 10 minutes).
  4. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl and rub in the butter.
  5. Stir in the date mixture and milk.
  6. Mix until just combined and it resembles a dough.
  7. On a floured surface gently shape into a flat rectangle piece and cut into smaller rectangles, triangles or squares.
  8. Place on the lined baking tray and sprinkle with raw sugar and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Once cooked cool on a wire rack and serve warm with lashings of butter!