Earlier this week we had friends plan to come and stay with us. They were on their way back to Canberra and originally they were going to stay with us a couple of nights but because of COVID-19 we all decided it was best if they didn’t stay. Instead we had a short social distanced morning tea as they passed through Broken Hill.
It was just after 9am when I received their call to let us know they were not too far away and I was wondering if there was something I could quickly make. I remembered I had recently flicked through Matt Moran’s Australian Food book and noticed his date scones – they looked good. A quick scan of the ingredients and look in my cupboard confirmed I was A-OK to cook.
The recipe made eight large scones and it was such a treat. I loved the addition of orange zest into the scones. I’ve found an online version of the recipe for you.