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irish treacle or grandma's molasses bread

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Kathie Carr
North Liberty, IN

This is an old family recipe. Treacle bread is a dark slightly sweet bread made with molasses

(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For irish treacle or grandma's molasses bread

  • 2 Tbsp
    dark molasses
  • 1 c
    minus 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 3 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 pinch
    ground ginger

How To Make irish treacle or grandma's molasses bread

  • 1
    Heat the molasses and milk together in a saucepan. In a medium bowl mix all dry ingredients together. Add milk until a soft dough is achieved. You may not need all the milk. With floured hands, shape into a round cake-like loaf about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut across the top only about 1/2 down into farls (quarters), put on a floured baking sheet, sprinkle a little flour on top, and bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.

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