About this recipe:This is a very old recipe. Serve these flavourful scones warm with butter. They may be a little heavy but you can lighten them up by using an egg in place of some of the milk if you like.
450g plain flour
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
4 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons treacle
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:10min › Ready in:20min
Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking tray.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tarter, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and ginger. Rub in butter with a fork or pastry blender. Combine milk and treacle in a small bowl; stir into flour mixture until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 1cm thick round. Cut out circles with a medium biscuit cutter and place pieces on prepared baking tray so that they are barely touching.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Move to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving. For soft scones, cover with a dry cloth for 10 minutes. For crisp scones, do not cover.