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Rustic oat & treacle soda bread

Rustic oat & treacle soda bread

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • cuts into 12 slices

This simple, yeast-free Irish bread is delicious with soup or cheese. For a darker loaf, you can use an extra spoonful of treacle in place of the honey

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per slice
low infat2g


  • oil or butter, for greasing
  • 250g plain flour , plus extra for dusting
  • 200g wholemeal flour
  • 50g porridge oats , plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150ml pot live bio yogurt
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 1 tbsp clear honey


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and grease a baking sheet. Put the flours, oats, bicarb and 1 tsp salt in a large bowl and stir to combine. Tip the yogurt into a jug, add enough water to make it up to 400ml and mix well. Stir the treacle and honey into the yogurt mixture until they dissolve. Pour onto the dry ingredients and stir with a round-bladed knife until you have a soft, sticky dough.

  • STEP 2

    Tip onto a lightly floured surface and lightly form the dough into a round. Lift onto the baking sheet, cut a deep cross in the dough and sprinkle with oats. Bake for 30 mins or until the crust is golden and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Soda bread should be eaten the same day, or toasted the next.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2017

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