Treacle Bread (Brown Soda Bread)

Sue Stone

By
@Bayhill

Posted for Culinary Quest - Ireland


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Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
whole wheat flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1-1/4 c
buttermilk, plus additional as needed
3 Tbsp
dark molasses (preferably blackstrap)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2
Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt and ginger in a large bowl; mix well.
3
In a small bowl, combine buttermilk and molasses; mix well. Stir buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Add additional buttermilk by tablespoonfuls if needed to make dry, rough dough. Transfer dough to floured surface; knead 8 to 10 times or just until smooth (do not overknead). Shape dough into a round loaf about 1-1/2" thick. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.
4
Use floured knife to cut halfway through dough, scoring into quarters (called "farls" in Ireland). Sprinkle top of dough with additional flour, if desired.
5
Bake about 35 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm. Note: Bread can be sliced or pulled apart into farls.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: UK/Ireland