Feb. 10th, 2019

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When we were snowed in a couple of weeks ago I asked my mum for her treacle scone recipe so we could have a fireside snack. I used to record my rare successes in the kitchen for future reference and wanted to revive doing so for this one, especially because I had to convert it all to America's stupid measurement system and wanted a place to write the altered recipe down.

Granny Bun's Treacle Scones

2 cups plain flour
Pinch of salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup milk (to start with - might need an extra 1/4 cup or so)
1 tbsp molasses

  1. Whisk or sift the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and pumpkin pie spice into a bowl and mix it all together. (Originally the recipe calls for mixed spice, but pumpkin pie spice seems to be more readily available here and is almost identical)

  2. Chop the butter into pieces and rub it into the mixture with your hands until you have a uniformly crumbly mix.

  3. Pour the milk into a separate bowl and then mix the tablespoon of molasses into it so you have a concoction of... brown semi-sweet milk.

  4. Pour that into the dry ingredients and mix it together to get a soft cohesive but not sticky dough - add more milk if needed to stick it all together.

  5. Slap that on to a baking sheet, roll it out to half an inch thick, cut it up and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. You can roll it out and use a biscuit-cutter on it if you want, but I just use a pizza wheel to separate it into wedges.

  6. I did some icing with icing sugar, milk and more molasses, but it didn't work out very well. You can try if you like.

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