Guinness and Treacle Bread Recipe by Chef Noel McMeel

This Guinness and Treacle Bread Recipe was created by Executive Head Chef Noel McMeel from Lough Erne Resort.


9 oz Wholemeal flour
2 oz of strong flour
1 tsp of bread soda
1 oz of pinehead oatmeal
1 oz of wheat bran
1 tsp of salt
1 oz of brown sugar
4 fl oz of Guinness
4 tbsp of black treacle (80 ml)
2 fl oz of melted butter
4 fl oz of milk
1 egg


1. Combine all dry ingredients.
2. Melt treacle in the butter and add the Guinness, milk and egg.
3. Combine the two mixtures.
4. Pour into a 1 lb loaf tin and bake it for about 45 minutes at 160 c.
5. Turn out onto a tray and cook for a further 15 minutes.

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Noel McMeel2Noel is the Executive Head Chef at the five star Lough Erne Resort in Co. Fermanagh. He has worked in some of the top restaurants in the world alongside renowned chefs Paul Rankin, Jean-Louis Palladin and Alice Waters. After working all over Northern Ireland and opening his own restaurant, Trompets, Noel spent seven years as Executive Head Chef at Castle Leslie, Co. Monaghan before moving to Lough Erne.

The resort offers a variety of innovative dining experiences, all of which have quality and authenticity at their heart. From the award winning Catalina Restaurant to the Loughside Bar & Grill, Noel and his team cater to all dining needs. The innovative Halfway House offers light bites to golfers enjoying the Nick Faldo course and a range of Afternoon Teas are available in the Blarney Bar.

Noel’s philosophy at Lough Erne is about finding the very best local ingredients and letting the natural flavour of the food shine through simple cooking. His commitment to supporting local farms and producers has established Noel as a hero of the Northern Irish food industry.

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