Heat the girdle.
Sift the flour and dry ingredients together. Put the treacle in a cup and stir in the melted butter, egg and a little milk. Stir into the dry ingredients and add enough milk to make a soft elastic dough. Fill a small bowl with flour, drop in tablespoonfuls of the mixture and toss to coat thoroughly.
Sprinkle the girdle with flour and put on scones. Press down lightly, and bake on both sides till cooked. Cool on a wire rack wrapped in a towel. Serve warm (immediately if possible) with butter.
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