Treacle Bread (Brown Soda Bread)

2
Sue Stone

By
@Bayhill

Posted for Culinary Quest - Ireland

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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)

How to Make Treacle Bread (Brown Soda Bread)

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.

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About Treacle Bread (Brown Soda Bread)

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