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Apple & Pear Cider Spelt Soda Bread

A delicious wholegrain spelt loaf flecked with pieces of apple made with sweet pear cider, perfect for breakfast, tea or lunch!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Camilla


  • 250 g Plain strong flour
  • 250 g Wholegrain spelt flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 400 mls Pear cider
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Eating apple Cox is good peeled and diced small


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Combine the flours, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Mix in the apple.
  4. Pour in the cider and combine to form a dough (you might want to oil your hand).
  5. It will be a wet dough but you might need to add a little more flour.
  6. Tip onto a well floured work top and knead for 1 minute. (Do not overwork the dough or you will lose all the gases that are going to make this loaf rise in the oven).
  7. Form the dough into a round, dust with spelt flour and score a cross into the top.
  8. Place on a floured baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. (If it makes a hollow sound when base is knocked it’s ready).
  9. Place on a cooling rack.