We are lucky to have a friend whose parents live in Okinawa and send regularly some delicious, organic products from there. One of the famous staple from okinawa is muscovado sugar (黒糖 こくとう kokuto) . Muscovado sugar is basically unrefined sugar cane, rich in minerals and with a distinctive dark color and a strong taste. Though it sweetens like other sugars, the taste is not neutral and then cannot be used everywhere. But for recipes like plain scones this is a perfect use, and it is nice to keep a few blocks so that it melts when baking. So for this recipe I simply replaced the milk in the scone recipe by a handful of mucovado sugar melted partially in a bit of hot water. Then I simply prepared the scones as usual and eat them with some butter or rose bud jam from Miyakojima too.