Treacle Scones Recipe -
Treacle Scones Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Treacle Scones

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"These scones are best served hot with lashings of butter."

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Original recipe makes 12 scones Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and sugar into a bowl. Rub in butter until it is in crumb-sized pieces. Make a well in the center and pour in the treacle and milk. Stir into a soft dough. Roll out on a floured surface and cut in to rounds with a biscuit cutter. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 18, 2007

Absolutely lovely. I enjoy most things with molasses in it, and this is no exception. I added maybe a 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, used only 3/4 cup of milk, (otherwise, I think, the dough may have been too soft too roll out) and rolled them out approximately 1/2-inch thick. Recipe made 18 scones, so I think the dough could be rolled out a little thicker, as it doesn't rise in the oven. He-Who-Had-Sleepy-Seeds-in-His-Eyes liked waking up to the aroma of these and greatly enjoyed them with his British tea blend! Thank you, Karen, for this submission. I will be making these again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 19, 2007

If I could rate 0 I would. These were so soft I couldnt even shape them. I only used 1/2 cup of milk and didnt want to add extra flour or it would dilute the flavor. So I smooshed it into a big circle and cut into 12 pieces. Wasnt anywhere near done in 10 min. am still waiting, but will most likely be having toast for brkfast


8 Ratings

Mar 07, 2008

These scones were very good. The dough turned out EXACTLY as scone dough should be. I definately reccomend this recipe.

Jan 20, 2009

These taste very good and are simple to make. They are almost bread-like, the dough comes out quite soft and a bit elastic. I used granulated sugar because I hadn't any superfine and I didn't know what mixed spice was, so I used pumpkin pie spice. I also put raw sugar on the top before baking. They are good plain, with butter, and with apple butter. I will make these again. They will travel very well.

Nov 25, 2013

My scones turned out great. Not too sweet, and a good crumb. I would recommend adding in part of the milk, mixing, and then adding in the rest of the milk. Mine were the correct consistency with just a cup of milk.

Jul 11, 2013

Taste is okay but with all that cream of tartar they dry out too quickly. Some adjustment necessary in liquids. Might play around with this and try to avoid using cream of tartar..........going to search my files for another recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 248 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.8 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

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

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