Did you know dates are a good source of vitamins and minerals, energy and fibre and contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc plus thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and K?
2 cups of plain organic flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
60g organic butter
1 organic egg
1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
5 diced organic dates
1. Sift the ﬂour, cream of tartar, soda and salt into a mixing bowl
2. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Stir in the sugar, add the milk and whisked egg and mix into a soft dough.
4. Turn onto a floured surface, knead lightly.
5. Knead in chocolate chips and dates gently.
6. Roll out to a 1.8 cm thickness dough. Cut into 5 cm (2 inch) rounds with a ﬂuted cutter.
7. Place on a baking tray covered in spray oil.
8. Brush with milk.
9. Bake in a preheated hot oven, 220°C (425°F), (slightly lower if fan forced) for 12 to
15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
10. Serve with a little butter.