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.

19 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Treacle Scones

  1. Magpie 11

    Blimey GM! Where did you find that one? My mother made them from time to time. I love Black Treacle but these never seemed to taste of it enough for me.

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Magpie will we be having these scones for tea today?
    Save some treacle for next week… we might need it again.

  3. steph

    Puff, puff, pant…

    Can’t keep up with all this cooking, GM

    I’m just on my way now to buy the ingredients for your delicious broccoli and almond soup recipe.

    Ready in an hour!

  4. wisewebwoman

    What colour are these when baked, GM?
    I remember being offput by some ‘muddy’ scones one time. they sound delish by the way!!
    I’m working today :>(
    No baking for me!!

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Paddy ~ Is that a teasing tasting? 😉

    WWW ~ they are a brownish colour, brushing them carefully with egg before going into the oven helps.

  6. Nancy


    I know this will sound stupid, but I’ll take a chance anyway. You are all my friends here.

    What the H*** is treacle?

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Hi Nancy, of course we are all your friends here.

    Ignore that Paddy and Magpie, they are teachers and want us sitting in a row in our little uniforms! 😆

    Treacle is uncrystallized syrup produced in refining sugar – think Maple syrup but thicker and black with a slight burnt taste.

    The scones are delicious.

  8. steph

    Now I’m going to really confuse everybody!

    I have a recipe for a delicious tart…

    The filling consists of breadcrumbs, lemon juice and golden syrup.

    So, why is it called Treacle Tart?

  9. Nancy


    Someone justs wants to pull your chain on that one.. Why don’t you just stick to the soup you said you were going to make? I’d love a bit of that and you could keep the Treacle tart….

    Don’t fill my bowl too high. It might spill on the way over here.

  10. Grannymar Post author

    Paddy,are you talking about me?

    PADDY! Behave and come to the front of the class and sort these children out!

    Now are you all paying attention?

    Treacle, golden syrup and molasses are all varients of the same thing, a glutinous,sticky syrup, drained from raw sugar during manufacture.

    Now don’t throw the treacle away ’cause you need it for next week!


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