Serve this rich, delicious high fibre cob warm with soup or simply with butter and jam.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Set oven to 220*c/fan oven 200*c/Gas mark 7. Place the oats, wholemeal flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Sift in the baking soda and self raising flour.
Melt the treacle and butter together and cool to room temperature. Make a well in the centre of the dry mixture and add the treacle mixture and buttermilk.
Mix to a loose dough. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead lightly into a ball and transfer to a floured baking tray.
Flatten slightly and make a cross in the centre with a knife.
Bake at 220*c for 10 minutes then lower the heat to 140*c for a further 40 minutes or until the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
Cool on a wire rack.