Pre-heat the oven to 180'C.
Place the buttermilkt, black treacle and salt in a bowl and mix together.
Combine the dry ingredients and then mix in the buttermilk mixture, taking care not to overwork the mixture. Shape the dough into small buns and roll through the oats.
Place on a baking sheet, transfer to the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes. Use a skewer to check that the bread is cooked and then rest on a cooling rack.
«Try adding some raisins, broken walnuts or pecan nuts to the dough.»