Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins
From "Scottish Teatime Recipes" - my family will munch on these wee treats at any old time of day!
- 8 ounces self-rising flour
- 2 ounces butter
- 1 ounce caster sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons black treacle or 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 pinch salt
- 5 fluid ounces milk, to mix
- Heat oven to 425°F or Gas Mark 7 and grease a baking sheet.
- Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and rub in the butter.
- Mix in the sugar and cinnamon.
- Add the treacle or molasses and sufficient milk to make soft dough.
- Turn on to a floured surface and knead gently- the dough should be fairly moist and elastic.
- Roll out to about ½-inch thick, and cut into rounds with a 2½-inch pastry cutter.
- Place on the baking sheet, brush with a little milk and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden in coIour.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Serve split in half and buttered.
- Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
Sure and I tried some of these "wee treats" today. I love molasses and these hit the spot. I made a double batch and was careful about adding the milk, it didn't require all of it. I converted the measurements from weight to volume. 8 ounces flour=1 1/2 cups..... 2 ounces butter=1/4 cup...... 1 ounce sugar=2 1/2 tablespns.. Thanks for this great recipe Miller... Lee
Really good! My Scottish friend was talking about treacle scones, and I had to make some to give them a try:) Served warm with butter and homemade strawberry/cranberry jam. Thanks CoolMonday for providing measurement conversions! I also used recipe #5247. Worried that the salt in the recipe with the salt in the self-rising sub would be too much but it was fine. Used Lyle's Black Treacle and my scones were much darker than the picture. If you're subbing molasses, you need a heavier organic or blackstrap molasses to be most similar to black treacle, not the regular commercial brands like Grandma's. I only needed about 3 1/2 oz. milk. Will make these again!
Very yummy, but the dough was so wet, even without all the milk. I ended up making drop scones instead. The taste was great!!!! I used cane syrup because that is what I had on hand. Will make again.