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Nescafe Date Scones

Nescafe Date SconesThese coffee-flavored scones make a great addition to any brunch or breakfast gathering.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, warmed
1 tablespoon French Roast NESCAFÉ® Gourmet Instant Coffee
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter or margarine, chilled and cut into pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped dried dates
1 tablespoon turbinado (raw) or granulated sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly grease large baking sheet.
  2. Combine evaporated milk and Nescafé in small bowl; stir until coffee is dissolved. Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in Nescafé mixture, dates and vanilla extract until mixture forms soft dough.
  3. Knead 5 to 7 times on lightly floured surface. Gently pat or roll to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter; place on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over tops.
  4. Bake for 11 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Makes 10 scones.

Recipe is the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.