I have always loved treacle puddings and any baked goods involving black treacle. These treacle scones were part of my mother’s regular home-baking repertoire when I was young; black treacle is hugely popular in Scotland, whether in steamed puddings, gingerbread or scones.
The other type of treacle scones I had as a child appeared at Halloween. Then we would attempt to bite thick, floury triangular scones that had been daubed in sticky black treacle. The snag was that they were hung