Makes around 18 scones / wheels.
Developed from here.
- 2 Cups Plain Flour
- 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons white sugar
- 60g Butter (straight from the fridge)
- ¾ Cup of Milk
- 60-100g dates, finely chopped.
- 70g Butter
- ⅓ Cup Soft Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar
- 1-2 Tablespoons Water
- Preheat Oven to 200C
- Prepare squares of baking paper (around 8x8cm) , to line a muffins tray.
- Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a medium bowl.
- Add cold butter that’s been cut into smallish pieces.
- Using your fingers, or a pastry cutter (looks large a large knuckle duster), rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs and no large bits of butter are there.
- Add almost all the milk at once, keeping a little aside in case. It should be soft and sticky, if a little dry looking add the remaining milk, stir in quickly, but be careful not to overstir
- Add the finely chopped dates, and mix in.
- Tip the dough onto a floured board or bench. Knead and fold 8 – 10 times, sprinkling flour as required.
- Then roll out to a square about 30 x 30cm, trying to keep the edges as even as possible.
- Melt butter in a small bowl (or microwave)
- Add to this the soft brown sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
- Using a spoon or knife spread the butter & sugar mixture over the dough, up to the edges.
- Roll carefully and tightly, and seal the edge with a little of the left over filling mixture.
- Using a sharp knife slice the pinwheels between 1-2 cm thick and place in the middle of each square of parchment paper, and then place each within each muffin tray well.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and remove from the oven.
- While cooking prepare the glaze.
- In a medium bowl or mixing jug, add the icing sugar
- Add water a small amount at a time stirring well until you have a smooth but drizzle-able consistency.
- Once the scones are removed from the oven, using a dessert spoon drizzle the glaze over the pinwheels.
- Serve still slightly warm.