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So what does one do with black treacle other than use it Xmas cakes?

(31 Posts)
Buda Wed 05-Nov-08 12:48:49

Am about to make my 2nd Xmas cake as my 1st one was rubbish. Bought a new tin of black treacle but I only need a little.

What else can I do with it?

CogitOCrapNotMoreSprouts Wed 19-Dec-12 13:24:21

Another vote for Boston Baked Beans. Belly pork, beans, treacle, other good stuff .... you'll never touch the crap in cans again.

GimmeIrnBru Wed 19-Dec-12 13:12:54

I've just made Golden Syrup scones this morning, and YUM, they're bloody good!

Selks Tue 18-Dec-12 21:44:41

..and YUM at LordFlash's ginger cake recipe...

Selks Tue 18-Dec-12 21:44:05

Mmm thanks IrnBru! smile

You make THIS sticky stem ginger cake with lemon icing.


GimmeIrnBru Tue 18-Dec-12 14:46:17

Selks, I just made treacle scones last night with this recipe:


And they taste lovely!

lidlqueen Tue 18-Dec-12 00:13:50

gingerbread, there's a great recipe in Mrs. Beeton that calls for it.

nooka Tue 18-Dec-12 00:12:06

I'd probably make gingerbread or sticky ginger pudding. Or beg dh to make my all time favourite breakfast buttermilk ginger pancakes. Which is totally and utterly yummy smile

Eat it with a spoon from the tin, like Malt Extract (which I have such a craving for this evening)

OnTheBottomWithAStringOfTinsel Mon 17-Dec-12 23:51:40

I don't have a link but brown soda bread with a bit of brown sugar & about 100ml of black treacle is gorgeous . Eat with just butter & a cup of tea. Looks exactly like chocolate cake!

Selks Mon 17-Dec-12 23:46:13

Mmm treacle scones - anyone got a recipe? Ta

Boston baked beans, the ultimate winter comfort food! There is a recipe here but it is a great one for adapting to your own tastes. I use tomato purée and Worcestershire sauce in mine and serve with corn on the cob.

Startail Mon 17-Dec-12 23:17:19

I would make Parkin, but DDs would moan.

Startail Mon 17-Dec-12 23:16:38

Nothing, Christmas cake is fine without it. Christmas pudding is nicer with prunes for dark richness.

It just rusts away making your cupboard sticky.

RaspberryLemonPavlova Mon 17-Dec-12 23:07:37

I use it in my sticky toffee pudding sauce (from James Martin)

KindleMum Mon 17-Dec-12 20:02:58

Parkin or Gingerbread. Yummmmm

GimmeIrnBru Mon 17-Dec-12 19:58:25

Treacle scones! Have just made a batch, hot out of the oven...

AbbaFan Sat 08-Nov-08 17:50:55

I use it to make Malt Loaf in my breadmaker.

chatname Sat 08-Nov-08 17:14:26

thunder and lightening (cream tea with treacle in place of jam)

or you could make treacle scones

Balthamos Wed 05-Nov-08 20:05:45

Nigella's ginger cake. I am not a ginger cake fan normally, but i tried that recipe and it is amazing.

TooTicky Wed 05-Nov-08 13:16:37

It's good in flapjacks.

My mum has it on toast too CuppaTea.
And also in her porridge.

Agree with parkin/gingerbread - delicious!

Buda Wed 05-Nov-08 13:13:06

Lots of replies - thank!

Gingerbread a poss. Xmas bazaar coming up at school and I promised to make something.

Treacle toffee - I would be only one eating it!

Nigella's ham - sounds fab but can't get ham here.

Green Bean dish - sounds nice - will give it a try.

curlywurly - thanks - will have a look on there.

Not sure I fancy it on bread and butter - although I used to like sugar on bread and butter when I was a kid!

CuppaTeaJanice Wed 05-Nov-08 12:56:04

I used to like it on bread and butter when I was a kid.

curlywurlycremeegg Wed 05-Nov-08 12:54:27



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