The Wild Honey Recipe for Treacle Bread for St Patrick’s Day Lunch

Irish Treacle Bread Recipe for St Patricks Day Singapore

Our Treacle Bread was one of the two bread loaves baked in-house that we featured during our St. Patrick’s Day Irish Breakfast feast in Singapore this year. It was hugely popular – a bread that not many locals had tried before. No doubt it will be featured again and again but for now, you can recreate it at home with this Irish Treacle Bread Recipe.

Irish Treacle Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


Makes about 7 rolls


  • 500g Plain Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Lyle’s black treacle*
  • 350ml buttermilk*
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate soda


  1. Heat the buttermilk and the treacle together over a low heat until treacle is evenly incorporated into buttermilk, cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile sift together all of the dry ingredients. Mix by hand until thoroughly mixed, turn out and knead briefly. Try not to kneed too long as the bicarbonate and buttermilk will overreact preventing the buns from rising properly.
  3. Roll into 130g balls onto a lightly floured baking tray and bake at 175 deg c for 20 minutes or until the rolls sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Serve warm with fresh Irish butter*, treacle or any good quality jam.

* Irish butter, buttermilk and treacle can be found at any good quality supermarket.

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