Treacle Scones from England Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon mixed spice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons castor sugar or superfine sugar
- 1 tablespoon dark molasses or treacle
- ½ cup milk
step 1: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Set an oven shelf in the top third of the oven for baking.
step 2: Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon and mixed spice into a large bowl. Rub in butter until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. In a small saucepan, gently heat the milk and stir in the sugar and treacle until dissolved. Remove from the heat and pour into the dry ingredients. Stir until it turns into a soft dough.
step 3: Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly until smooth. Use a rolling pin to roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 2 inch circles, rerolling dough until it has all been used. Place the scones on a lightly greased or floured baking sheet.
step 4: Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Serve split. Don't use a knife to split them, rather pull them apart into two halves gently with your hands.