5 ml/1 tsp cream of tartar
2.5 ml bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
25 g/1 oz/2 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 small cooking (tart) apple, peeled, cored and chopped
50 g/2 oz stoned (pitted) dates, chopped
45 ml/3 tbsp milk
Rub the butter or margarine into the
flour, mixed spice, cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda. Stir in
the sugar, apple and dates, then add the milk and mix to a soft dough.
Knead lightly, then roll out on a floured surface to 2.5 cm/ 1 in
thick and cut into rounds with a biscuit (cookie) cutter. Place the
scones (biscuits) on a greased baking (cookie) sheet and bake in a
preheated oven at 220°C/ 425°F/gas mark 7 for 12 minutes until risen
and golden brown.