I know this is meant to be where I write up recipes for the lunch box, but there's nothing wrong with popping one on a plate and enjoying it myself for morning tea......is there?? A little lathering of jam, a pot of lemon grass tea enjoyed from one of grandmas old treasured sets and I'm sorted :)
1/2 cup finely chopped dates
1/2 cup boiling water
2 1/2 cups s/r flour
1 tbsp caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
Let dates soak in boiling water for 15 min.
Place flour, salt, sugar in a large bowl and rub in butter with fingers.
Using a knife, cut undrained date mixture and enough milk to make a soft sticky dough.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead quickly and lightly until smooth.
Use hands to press out dough evenly to 2cm thickness, cut into 5cm rounds.
Place rounds onto pregreased or lined tray and bake for 15min or until lightly browned.