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)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt and ginger in a large bowl; mix well.

3In 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.

4Use floured knife to cut halfway through dough, scoring into quarters (called "farls" in Ireland). Sprinkle top of dough with additional flour, if desired.

5Bake 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