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Treacle Soda Bread

Makes 1 soda bread

The treacle in this soda bread adds a pleasing back note to this tasty loaf. For best results, mix and sieve the dry ingredients well.  

Free from Soya, Nuts


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  1. Put the treacle into a small bowl, add the boiling water, stir to dissolve and set aside.
  2. Measure the milk into a jug, stir in the vinegar, cover and leave for 30 minutes.
  3. Rub some oil around the inside of a 1kg/2lb loaf tin and pre-heat the oven.
  4. Put the plain white and wholemeal flours, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Sieve the flour blend into a mixing bowl adding any bran left in the sieve to the bowl.
  6. Add the watery treacle mixture to the prepared milk, stir and pour everything into the mixing bowl.  Stir to make a slightly sticky dough.
  7. Tip the dough into the prepared loaf tin, smooth the top and sprinkle with a little flour.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool completely before slicing.


1kg/2lb loaf tin and mixing bowl


200°C, Fan 180°C, 400°F, Gas 6

Cooking time

40-45 minutes
I've made this many times now and it works really well. Tastes delicious. I substitute 375g of buttermilk for the boiling water, milk and vinegar.
By Anne Dale
23 Jan 2021
Delicious warm with butter! This recipe is a keeper. X
By Nicola
13 Nov 2020
Easy and delicious!
By Emma
22 Sep 2020

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