In August 1959, Queen Elizabeth entertained President Dwight Eisenhower at Balmoral Castle near Edinburgh. At a barbecue in the Scottish highlands, the Queen made drop scones for the President using this family recipe.
Note: In England, it is common to use a teacup as a baking measure. 1 teacup equals 3/4 cup.
4 teacups flour (3 cups)
4 tablespoons treacle (or molasses)
2 teacups milk (1.5 cups)
2 whole eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons melted butter
Beat the eggs, treacle and about half the milk together. Add flour, and mix well. Add the remaining milk as required. Mix in baking soda and cream of tartar, fold in the melted butter. Drop onto ungreased baking sheet by the teaspoon full.
Bake at 400° F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Yield: 16 scones