Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 12 scones Calories 247.9

These scones are best served hot with lashings of butter.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¾ cup treacle or molasses
  • 1 cup milk, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 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. 3 Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 247.9
  • Carbohydrate 46.8 g
  • Cholesterol 11.8 mg
  • Fat 4.6 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 4.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.7 g
  • Sodium 149.1 mg
  • Sugar 13.5 g


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 - Read more ...
  4. These scones were very good. The dough turned out EXACTLY as scone dough should be. I definately reccomend this recipe.
  5. 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 - Read more ...
  6. 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 - Read more ...

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