Traditional Irish Treacle Bread
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- 500 g
- or 1lb plain flour (sieved)
- 2 Tbsp
- treacle also known as molasses in america .
- 1/2 pt
- butter milk or cows milk (approx)
- 2 tsp
- cream of tarter
- 1 tsp
- bread soda
- 2 oz
- raisins or sultanas
1Pre-heat oven to 200c/400f.ligth dust a flat baking sheet with flour. Leave the tin of treacle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes, this will help soften treacle and make it easier to spoon out of tin. Heat the treacle and butter milk in a low heat just slightly warm .
2Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Add sufficient liquid to mix ,to a soft dough then onto a floured surface and lighting knead.
Shape into a round circle, place onto the flat baking sheet and make a cross on top of dough with a knife.
3Place into pre-heated oven and bake for about 40 minutes.
Treacle bread is a traditional Irish favourite.
When baked the bread will have a hallow sound if trapped on the base.
cool on wire tray for 5 minutes.
4Then get a clean ,dry tea towel and wrap the treacle bread up in it, this will help to give a softer crust on your bread..
5NOTE= when completely cooled serve with a spread of butter and a cup of tea....:)