Irish Treacle or Grandma's Molasses Bread

Kathie Carr


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

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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


  • 1Heat 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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Course/Dish: Sweet Breads, Savory Breads

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