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treacle scones by larderlove

Traditional Scottish Treacle Scones

Karon Grieve
Traditional Scottish treacle scones the perfect tea time treat
3.53 from 17 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course baking
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 8 scones
Calories 136 kcal


  • 225 g self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (if you want them extra fluffy)
  • 90 g 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 2-3cm thick (1 ") 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



Your treacle scones will keep for just a couple of days but freeze beautifully, just defrost completely and gently warm in the oven for best results.
This recipe makes approximately 8 treacle scones


Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 60IUCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baking, scones, treacle
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