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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
Keyword Apple, pear cider, quick
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 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


  • Pre-heat the oven to 190°C.
  • Combine the flours, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Mix in the apple.
  • Pour in the cider and combine to form a dough (you might want to oil your hand).
  • It will be a wet dough but you might need to add a little more flour.
  • 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).
  • Form the dough into a round, dust with spelt flour and score a cross into the top.
  • Place on a floured baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. (If it makes a hollow sound when base is knocked it’s ready).
  • Place on a cooling rack.