This is Halloween and apart from pumpkins (originally turnips for lanterns here in Scotland) and witches etc treacle scones are part of the Halloween traditions in Scotland. As kids we would have to try to bite the treacle scones that were hung up in the kitchen as a Halloween party game.
Simple scones, traditional tea table fair and very much a Scottish staple really. While scones come in all different types from cheese or fruit to treacle, these simple scones are the basics and simple is very often best.
Potato Scones, or Tattie Scones as we call them here in Scotland are a firm favourite with a full Scottish breakfast. Let’s face it after all the hooch that flows over Hogmanay you need a decent fry up breakfast to soak it all up and Potato Scones are definitely the way to go.
It feels like Autumn here, misty and a touch chilly with grey skies and drizzle. I wanted to bake something cozy and comforting and since there is a huge pile of apples lurking in the kitchen (why do I go on these splurges when I keep buying the same thing as I forget how much…