Apple Walnut Soda Bread

Apple Walnut Soda Bread (adapted from River Cottage Handbook No.3 Bread Walnut and Honey Bread)

100g Walnuts
250g Flour plus extra for dusting (I used AP, use wholemeal if you have it)
5g Salt
2 tsp Baking Powder (I totally just realized I used soda. It works, but remember to always read your recipe/box)
150mL Water
111g Apple sauce

Preheat your oven to 400F

Crush half your walnuts coarsely and half to almost a powder.
Combine walnuts, with flour, salt, baking powder, and mix well.
Mix water and apple sauce together and pour into dry mixture; mix until well combined and knead briefly to a firm dough (you probably won’t use all the water)

Shape into a round, flatten to about 5cm high and cut a deep cross, almost through to the base.
Dust with flour and bake for 20-25 minutes until the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the base.

Cool on wire rack and devour with a warm bowl of soup or go for a ploughman with some pickles, a chunk of cheese, and an apple.


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