Combine the all-purpose and whole wheat flours, the bran, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar. Cut in the butter. (Or combine in a food processor, just until crumbly.) Add the egg, buttermilk and dates; do not over mix. (If the dough seems too sticky to work with add a couple more tablespoons flour.) Shape the dough into a rectangle about 1 inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into 12 triangles. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet in a preheated 350-degree oven about 25 minutes. Cool on a rack.
This scone recipe is provided for entertainment purposes and not for redistribution. There may be errors in this publication so before hosting your next tea party, be sure to perfect your preparation method and fine tune your ingredients. Although scones are easy to prepare, there is an art to making them the right consistency and thickness. Don't forget to include Imperial Tea Garden® brand teas at your next tea party.