Buttermilk scone recipe from Five Roses Cookbook, 1915

Thank you to Mary Trepanier for sharing one of her favourite cookbooks! Originally printed in 1915, this Five Roses Cookbook is available to view online on archive.org. This cookbook was produced by Five Roses flour company, a Canadian brand that dates back to 1888. The cookbook claims that “Five Roses is a favourite in one million Canadian homes”.

“City line TV show guest chef often said just use a regular recipe for scones etc.  She got asked so many times for that information that she talked whitecap books into reprinting the Five Rose’s Cookbook (1915)  in 1999. I use it today.”

– Mary Trepanier

Buttermilk Scones and Scotch Soda Scones

Buttermilk Scones

2 pounds Five Roses flour
1/4 ounce carbonate of soda
1 pint sour milk or buttermilk
Pinch of salt

Mix to a light dough, roll out about 1/2 inch think, and cut to desired shape. Bake 15 minutes.

Scotch Soda Scones

1 quart Five Roses flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 little lard or butter
Salt and sugar to taste.

Mix ingredients. Warm the flour. Add butter, milk or water to make consistent dough. Turn out on board and handle as little as possible. Turn out round, and bake in skillet, or on top of stove. When one side is done, turn over.

Five Roses Cookbook, 1915

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