Rye soda bread

Rye soda bread


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About this recipe: 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.

Ita County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

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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