Granny Hilton’s Sticky Bread

A slice of Granny Hilton's Sticky Bread on a white plate, with butter spread on top and next to a cup of tea
  • 10 servings
  • 1 Hour 10 Minutes to prepare
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  • 1 pint plain flour
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • 1/2 pint golden syrup
  • 1/4 pint sugar
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda


Lancashire born and bred Paul Hilton, our warehouse manager within logistics, has been with booths since 2002. His grandparents had a farm in Inskip and his Granny would often bake lots of wonderful things, this bread recipe being one of them, which has left a lasting impression on Paul…and on us too!

1 Preheat the oven to 160°C / fan 140°C / gas mark 2. Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper – don”t foget to butter the paper.

2 In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda.

3 Put the milk and golden syrup together in a microwave safe container and carefully melt in the microwave for 1 minute. If you don’t have a microwave, place the milk and golden syrup into a saucepan on the hob, and heat on low for a few minutes until melted together.

4 Mix everything together – you can use an electric whisk for this to get rid of any lumps. The mixture will be the consistency of cake batter. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

5 This is delicious warm from the oven, but is at its best when left for at least two days to become nice and sticky. Once ready, cut into slices, butter and enjoy with a brew.