Recipe type: bread
Cuisine: irish
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Serves: 4 Persons
  • 500 g or 1lb plain flour (sieved)
  • 2 Tbsp treacle also known as molasses in america .
  • ½ pt butter milk or cows milk (approx)
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp bread soda
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200c/400f.ligth dust a flat baking sheet with flour. Leave the tin of treacle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes, this will help soften treacle and make it easier to spoon out of tin. Heat the treacle and butter milk in a low heat just slightly warm .
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Add sufficient liquid to mix ,to a soft dough then onto a floured surface and lighting knead.
  4. Shape into a round circle, place onto the flat baking sheet and make a cross on top of dough with a knife.
  5. Place into pre-heated oven and bake for about 40 minutes.
  6. Treacle bread is a traditional Irish favourite.
  7. When baked the bread will have a hallow sound if trapped on the base.
  8. cool on wire tray for 5 minutes.
  9. Then get a clean ,dry tea towel and wrap the treacle bread up in it, this will help to give a softer crust on your bread..
Recipe by The Knobbly Plate at