Fruit & Nut Brown Soda Bread

Anyone who follows my blog will know that I am a huge fan of brown soda bread. At least once each week, I will have smashed avocado on brown soda bread for lunch. It’s super handy and full of essential nutrients.

I recently had very little flour in the house, couldn’t be bothered going to the shop but wanted to bake. Hence, this fruit and nut brown soda bread was brown.

It’s smaller than a regular soda loaf which means it cuts nicely into little bread fingers. The hazelnuts and dried apricots give great contrasting textures.

Hope you enjoy!

Amy x

100g self-raising flour
100g wholemeal flour
1 tsp bread soda
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
8 dried apricots, chopped
15 hazelnuts, chopped
1 egg
75-100ml water
Cinnamon and flaked almonds

Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 180C.

In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients and make a well in the centre.

Crack in the egg and mix in with the water to form a wet mixture.

Transfer to the prepared cake tin and sprinkle over some cinnamon and flaked almonds for a tasty crust.

Bake in the heated oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove from the tin, wrap in a clean tea towel and allow to cool before cutting.