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

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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?

curlywurlycremeegg Wed 05-Nov-08 12:51:49

Make Parkin or Treacle Toffee.

procrastinatingparent Wed 05-Nov-08 12:52:40

When I do Nigella's ham in coke (I know, but it does taste delicious), the glaze requires black treacle. Not that it will use up the rest of your tin, mind you. The treacle does seem to last for ages, though - keep it for next Christmas?

curlywurlycremeegg Wed 05-Nov-08 12:53:54

Try here

I love to eat it straight out of the tin though blush

mellabella Wed 05-Nov-08 12:54:01

i have a good dinner recipe you could use it in:

Green Bean DIsh
1 lb mince beef
1 onion-chopped
crushed garlic clove
1 1/2 cup water
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp treacle
9 oz. green beans
3 tbsp corn flour
1/4 cup cold water

brown beef with onion and garlic. drain. add 1 1/2 cup water, soy sauce, treacle and green beans. heat until boiling, simmer 10 minutes. separately mix corn flour and 1/4 cup cold water together. add to cooking green bean dish. bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. serve over white rice.

TheProvincialLady Wed 05-Nov-08 12:54:18

Christmas pudding

It does last forever so no rush.

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



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

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

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!

PeppermintPatty Wed 05-Nov-08 13:15:37

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

Agree with parkin/gingerbread - delicious!

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

It's good in flapjacks.

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.

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

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

I use it to make Malt Loaf in my breadmaker.

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

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

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

Parkin or Gingerbread. Yummmmm

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

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

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.

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

I would make Parkin, but DDs would moan.

MeerkatMerkin Mon 17-Dec-12 23:42:35

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.

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

Mmm treacle scones - anyone got a recipe? Ta

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!

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

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

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

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

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