Black Treacle Scones Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Black Treacle Scones Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Black Treacle Scones

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

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Original recipe makes 15 scones Change Servings
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Directions

  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.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 02, 2003

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? This is not a sweet scone, so those looking for more sweetness might want to jazz it up a bit. Overall, the scones are light and fluffy and would be delicious with any preserves. Apricot comes to mind immediately!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2003

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....

 

23 Ratings

Dec 10, 2003

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 favorite!

 
Oct 18, 2003

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

 
Nov 03, 2008

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!

 
Mar 25, 2009

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

 
Mar 18, 2010

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 biscuits. They were moist and flaky and had a great flavor.

 
May 15, 2005

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 make them again but alter the spices, I used my food processor on the pulse setting and they mixed up fast, baked light and fluffy. I used skim milk,and used 2Tbl molasses but halved all other ingred. they are best eaten right away.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 298 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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