I just love dates and am inclined to put them into many things. These scones are so light. I always use butter in baking and not margarine and for scones I use Creme Fraiche instead of milk. I got to thinking some years ago how the best scones when I was a child were made from sour milk. In the days before refrigerators in the home it was a good use of the sour milk and especially during the war, nobody wanted to waste anything. As I have no inclination to keep milk hanging around until it goes sour I figured that Creme Fraiche would be the nearest thing. Makes great scones.
These Butterscotch Chip Cookies are delicious and especially if you have a sweet tooth like me. They are made from a Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, substituting the Butterscotch Chips for Chocolate Chips. Unfortunately it has not yet been possible to buy these chips in England. I have to wait until someone is going to, or coming over from the States. They are a delicious texture, light and very crumbly, again made with butter. I hope you enjoyed your tea with me today!!