Rye soda bread

    40 min

    A really quick soda bread to make using rye flour, apple juice and honey. Tastes slightly sweet with a delicious nutty flavour. This bread is best eaten fresh or within one or two days if it is stored in an airtight tin.


    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    9 people made this

    Makes: 1 round loaf

    • 250g light rye flour
    • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, some reserved for finishing
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, some reserved for finishing
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 100ml apple juice
    • 100ml warm water
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. Mix the rye flour, sunflower and sesame seeds, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl.
    3. Combine apple juice, water, honey and oil in a jug; stir well to mix. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix to form a wet dough. Add a little extra flour to help you shape it into a round loaf.
    4. Place dough on the lined baking tray; cut a cross on the top and sprinkle with additional seeds.
    5. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until dark brown in colour with a hard crust.
    6. Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool before slicing.

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