Treacle Bread

Makes (1) 2lb loaf


  • 250g plain flour1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bread soda
  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 25g light brown sugar
  • 450ml Connacht Gold buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp treacle
  • 25g Connacht Gold Pure Irish Butter
  • Handful porridge oats


  • Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan/Gas 7
  • Sieve the plain flour, baking powder and bread soda into a large bowl.
  • Add the wholemeal flour, salt and sugar and combine all ingredients with a fork or a whisk.
  • Pour the Connacht Gold buttermilk into a jug and crack in the egg, mix well.
  • Melt the Connacht Gold Pure Irish Butter with the treacle in a saucepan or microwave, set aside.
  • Make a well in the flour mixture, pour in half the buttermilk mixture and gently mix through the flour with a spoon or use your hands.
  • Be gentle and do not over mix.
  • Pour in the remaining buttermilk mixture and treacle and butter mixture and gently combine to bring the dough together.
  • Sprinkle the top with porridge oats.
  • Pour the mixture into a 2lb loaf tin.
  • Bake for 50-55min covering the top with tin foil at 25-30min once golden and browned on top.
  • Wrap in a clean tea towel and allow to cool before slicing.


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