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Traditional Scottish treacle scones the perfect tea time treat
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: baking
Cuisine: Scottish
Keyword: baking, scones, treacle
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 225 g/8oz self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 90 g/3oz chilled butter
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tbsp treacle


  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F and line a baking tray
  • Sift the flour, salt and spices into a large bowl and make a little well in the centre
  • Gently heat the butter with the sugar and treacle and stir till sugar has dissolved completely
  • Let this cool a little before adding the egg and most of the milk (save a litte to glaze the scones before baking) then pour into the well made in the dry mix.
  • Stir to combine to a soft dough
  • Turn out on to a floured surface and knead once or twice
  • Roll to 3-4cm thick (1 ½”) and using a round cookie cutter or small glass cut out rounds
  • Place on prepared baking tray and brush with milk to glaze
  • Bake for approx 12 mins till golden brown
  • Makes approx 8 scones serve warm with butter