Traditional – but with a twist: Date Scones


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

You may also like...

7 Responses

  1. Barbara says:

    I’m not great at scones either – but I had success recently with the can of lemonade recipe…only I didn’t have any lemonade and used soda with a lemon twist. The best scones I’ve ever made.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is the Princess of Scones speaking and her royal servant aka Fiona. We have found this unique method of scone-making has proven quite useful in our scone-making lives.Signing off – Princess of Scones and her royal servant aka Fiona.

  3. Caroline says:

    Barbara: sounds intriguing! I’ve never heard of the can of lemonade method. Have you got a recipe somewhere you could direct me to?

    Princess of Scones and her royal servant aka Fiona: Glad to hear that you’ve been successful with this recipe in your scone making lives. You must be pretty good at making scones, although I suspect that you leave it mostly up to your mothers…

  4. Barbara says:

    I’ll search it out tomorrow.

  5. Caroline says:

    Thanks Barbara!

  6. lynn says:

    i tried the scone recipe with ginger – u should try it too 🙂

  7. Caroline says:

    Did you add ginger to the Date Scone mixture or just leave the dates out altogether? Mmmm…I’m thinking of Ginger Scones, flecked with chunks of crystallised ginger – would fit in nicely with my current ginger kick!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.