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Black Treacle Scones

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"This is a very old recipe. Serve these flavorful scones warm with butter. They may be a little heavy for modern tastes but you can lighten the texture up by using an egg in place of some of the milk if you like."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 185 cals
Original recipe yields 15 servings (15 scones)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cream of tarter, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and ginger. Cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender. Combine milk and molasses in a small bowl; stir into flour mixture until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut out circles with a medium biscuit cutter and place pieces on prepared baking sheet so that they are barely touching.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Move to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving. For soft scones, cover with a dry cloth for 10 minutes. For crisp scones, do not cover.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • If you want to try it with treacle, you can buy black treacle online or at some large supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 185 calories; 6.8 g fat; 26.8 g carbohydrates; 3.8 g protein; 18 mg cholesterol; 298 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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A great scone! I scaled the recipe down to eight (8) and it worked wonderfully. The molasses favor is very subtle and I would almost recommend adding more. Would this change the consistency? Thi...

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the scones didn't have enough flavor - not enough molasses, not enough spice. they were also too dry as is; I added more milk... rather a disappointment....

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the scones didn't have enough flavor - not enough molasses, not enough spice. they were also too dry as is; I added more milk... rather a disappointment....

A great scone! I scaled the recipe down to eight (8) and it worked wonderfully. The molasses favor is very subtle and I would almost recommend adding more. Would this change the consistency? Thi...

These scones are very good. I decreased the cinnamon to 1/4 teaspoon for my fiance and they are still very flavorful. Easy to make- I used my KitchenAid mixer with excellent results. A quick fav...

Best if eaten the day they are baked! Very good topped with maple icing.

These scones were amazing! I made them for some Irish friends and they loved them. Add a bit more spice and molasses and serve them with butter and apricot preserves!

Everyone loved these! We made them for St. Pat's day. The only change I made was to add about 4 tbs of sugar. We wanted it a little sweeter. I will probably start making these instead of bisc...

Wow! Three thumbs up! Used soft marg instead of butter and delighted my vegan husband. Quick, easy and tasty. Definitely a keeper!

I just made these for breakfast, they were very good, but you dont really taste the molasses due to all the spices. I would call them Gingerbread scones.My 6yr old and husband loved them. I will...

Really easy to make and great flavour! I had to add more milk and molasses. Not too sweet at all. Perfect with jam or just butter.