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Treacle Scones

These Treacle Scones are very easy and quick to make. And just the thing with a cup of tea and lovely Irish butter.

Servings: Makes 12 small scones

Cooking time: 15 minutes


What you’ll need

Scone Cutter, Baking tray


Ingredients – Treacle Scones

  • 350g plain flour
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 90g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 heaped tbsp treacle
  • 150 – 200 ml buttermilk

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C
  2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper or dust with flour.
  3. Sieve the flour into a bowl with the bicarbonate of soda.
  4. Rub in the butter until incorporated, do not over mix the butter. This only takes a minute.
  5. Add the sugar, salt and mixed spice.
  6. Mix the eggs with a fork in a little bowl with the treacle and half of the buttermilk, then add to the flour and mix together to a soft dough, adding a little more buttermilk if necessary.
  7. Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead very lightly, (if you over work the dough, scones will be tough).
  8. Press out a little (about 1 inch thick) and then cut out and place on the baking tray.
  9. Dust with a little extra flour. Or use a little beaten egg to brush over the top if you would like a glaze.
  10. Place in the hot oven and cook for approximately 10 – 15 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  11. Cool on a wire rack.

Notes – Treacle Scones

Freeze perfectly.

You can warm the tin of treacle in hot water beforehand to make it runny. But it will work fine either way.

You can learn how to make Scones and Soda breads in my Traditional Irish Baking Class.

To keep your scones high don’t roll the dough. Just press it a little and keep it at least as deep as the cutter.

To keep your scones fluffy don’t overwork the dough.

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Testimonial

Cakes safely in the oven, we took a little break over a cuppa to sample some of Mary Ann’s freshly baked scones and homemade damson jam, I genuinely don’t think I’ve ever tasted scones like it in my life, they literally melted in your mouth. So good in fact many of my fellow class attendees asked for her recipe which she was happy to share.

Sheena, Belfast Live

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