Treacle Brown Soda Bread

Treacle Brown Soda Bread

4.04 from 94 votes
Course Breads
Cuisine Irish


  • 350 g wholemeal flour
  • 75 g porridge oats
  • 150 g plain flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 level teaspoon bread soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp treacle
  • 300-400 ml buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 150˚C.
  • Grease and line with parchment paper an 8inch cake tin.
  • Place the flours, porridge oat, salt into a large mixing bowl. Sieve in bread soda and combine with the flour mixture.
  • Make a well and add the egg and treacle. Slowly pour in the buttermilk and stir to combine to get a soft ball but not too sticky. Dust with extra flour and shape into a ball.
  • Place into a the tin and cut the top of the bread with a knife to create 4 cuts.
  • Brush the top of the bread with a leftover mixture of buttermilk and drizzle of treacle.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until hollow when tapped on the base. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool down.
  • This loaf will keep fresh for 4–5 days and is suitable for freezing.

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