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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.

Recipe Summary

5 mins
10 mins
5 mins
20 mins
15 scones


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Editor's Note:

If you want to try it with treacle, you can buy black treacle online or at some large supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 6.8g; cholesterol 17.6mg; sodium 297.8mg. Full Nutrition