‘I need an intervention’ Treacle Scones

You know when you tweak a recipe and it goes wrong. It’s so disappointing. You know what is not disappointing. This treacle scones recipe (Treacle is like molasses to all you them there foreign people). Oh my lord I love them. Now if you don’t like treacle, you are probably not going to like these. But you can reduce the amount by half if you really want to, though why you would want to beats me.

I have mentioned Kitty a few times on this blog. Kit is my second mammy, after my first real mammy. (Right now Julie is exclaiming over the word mammy). Anyway, so Kit makes the most FABULOUS treacle scones (and secret recipe porter cake noms) and though she’s not letting the recipe go, I had to find something to keep me going. I have been through tens of treacle scones recipes, seriously. I’ve never been happy. As of today, I have found my happy treacle scones recipe.  Now you can make happy treacle scones too. Hurrah!

What you need (can be halved but why would you want to. Makes 12-14 triangular scones): Oh by the way if you make 12 these work out at 6 weightwatchers propoints each. There are a few big ones in that so if you want to make them smaller you’ll get more with less propoints each. There’s 74 in the whole recipe (may be slightly overestimated to be on the safe side)

  • 1lb cream flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 oz sugar
  • 4 tbsp treacle
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 120ml buttermilk (mine was fresh from my homemade butter in  a jar yesterday)
  • 120ml skimmed milk
  1. So preheat your oven to 180. Get out a baking sheet or tray and pop on some greaseproof paper. You can lightly dust with flour if no non stick substance to put on.
  2. Put your flour in a bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Alternatively blitz with a food processor for a few seconds
  3. Add in your sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and mix to distribute evenly.
  4. Make a well in the centre and add all but 2 tbsp of your mixed milks.
  5. Before you stir add the treacle. HINT: Warm the tbsp before lifting out the treacle to make your life easier. I used actual plastic measuring spoons so no easy life for me.
  6. Give everything a good vigourous stir and get it all mixed through evenly. It should be a wet but not overly sticky dough.
  7. Divide dough into two, with well floured hands turn 1 at a time onto well floured surface and give a quick tidy and shape to it. Pat each into a disk about 2 inches thick, and in turn divide each into 6 triangles.
  8. Place on your baking sheet, brush with the remainder of your milk
  9. Place in the preheated oven for 15-20 mins. 10 may be enough for thinner scones. As you know my oven is crazy hot so I run it extra low, mine needed 20 mins.
  10. Slather with a chunk of homemade butter (or at least kerrygold but homemade is the best thing ever!) and sit down and savour the taste of delightfully easy and amahazing scones.


Oh by the way my case competition went well, I had fun doing it. The lovely Amrita won (Hi Amrita) and the standard was amazingly high. Seriously. Next up is my public speaking competition, ridiculously busy thus the quiet blog these days! Must be off, have to pack for Ceeavan! Make these. Enjoy these. You are welcome.

14 thoughts on “‘I need an intervention’ Treacle Scones

  1. Yum, so going to make these on Wednesday… Along with my chocolate dish for the cookalong cos I am once again working late on cookalong night 😦

    When are you heading for Cavan? I expect Sligo foodie meetups if you’re home 😀

  2. YUM. As an Irish person in England, I am baffled by the lack of treacle scones here. Same with cherry scones. They don’t know what they’re missing!

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