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       Title: TREACLE SCONES
  Categories: Breads, Beverages
       Yield: 12 servings
  
       2 c  All-purpose flour
   1 1/2 ts Baking powder
         pn Salt
   2 1/2 tb Light molasses
       2 tb Butter
     1/4 c  Milk (about)
            Butter
  
   Molasses is known as treacle in the U.K.  These scones are fragrant and
   chewy; very nice on a cold afternoon.
   
   Preheat oven to 400F (205C).  Lightly grease a large baking sheet; set
   aside.  Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl; set aside. In
   a medium-size saucepan, combine molasses and 2 tablespoons butter; stir
   over low heat until butter is melted.  Make a well in the center of dry
   ingredients; add molasses mixture and milk and mix with a form to form a
   soft dough.  Turn out onto floured surfaces.  Roll out with a floured
   rolling pan or pat dough with your hands to form a round about 1/2-inch
   thick.  Cut into rounds with a 2-inch fluted or plain cookie cutter. Place
   1 to 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheet.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until
   well risen and golden.  Transfer to a wire rack and cool 5 minutes. Split
   and serve warm with butter.  Makes 12 to 15 scones.
  
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