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Delicious Date Scones

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I serve these scones for our relatives during the holidays. I also try to keep a set of the dry ingredient mixture in a glass jar for quicker prep time.

Ingredients

Scone Ingredients:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick oats, uncooked
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup shredded coconut, optional
Topping Ingredients:
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon melted butter

Instructions

Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in beaten egg and milk with fork until dough is moist and holds together. Add coconut, if desired. Knead dough with lightly floured hands on a floured surface, forming a 6- to 8-inch circle that is 1/2 inch deep. Sprinkle dates evenly over circle and gently press them into dough. Slice dough into 8 triangular wedges. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet and transfer scones onto it, using a spatula. Bake about 15 minutes until light brown. Remove from heat. Mix topping ingredients and brush on scones. Enjoy!

Hannah Cosdon
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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