Apple Walnut Soda Bread (adapted from River Cottage Handbook No.3 Bread Walnut and Honey Bread)
250g Flour plus extra for dusting (I used AP, use wholemeal if you have it)
2 tsp Baking Powder (I totally just realized I used soda. It works, but remember to always read your recipe/box)
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.