Daily Archives: March 24, 2008

Food Monday ~ Treacle Scones

I came across this recipe while looking for ideas to post. I first tasted these scones about 28 years ago. It was a new one for me at that time. Treacle scones make a change from the more usual plain, fruit or wheaten. Not being a butter fan I like them with jam (jelly). The dough is very soft.

Treacle Scones
Preheat oven to 200° C

8ozs Plain Flour
½ teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
1oz Margarine
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1oz Sugar
½ teaspoon Mixed Spice
½ tsp Cinnamon
Pinch Salt
¼ pint Milk
1 tablespoon Black Treacle

Sift flour, bread soda, cream of tartar & salt in a bowl. Add mixed spice & cinnamon. Rub in the margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, and then add the sugar. Mix the treacle with the milk. Make a well in the flour mixture pour on the milk and mix well (softer than normal dough). Roll out carefully onto floured board and cut into squares. Place on a floured baking tray and brush the tops with milk. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes.