Rye soda bread

    Rye soda bread

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    40min


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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

    Ingredients
    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

    Method
    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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