Cider Sunday - Apple Cider 'Damper' Bread

It's been a while since I cooked with cider and knowing I was going to visit my Nan this weekend I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to experiment with this recipe. 

This recipe is a little similar to an Irish soda bread but instead of using bicarb the fizz comes from the cider. 

I used a low fat natural yogurt to give the bread a healthy boost. I also added a little cinnamon for spice, but you can omit it if you prefer or experiment with other spices depending on your tastes.

The cider gives this damper style bread a lovely sour dough flavour. It's prefect served with a little of butter and some golden syrup. Yum!

Apple Cider 'Damper'Bread
An Original Recipe by The Food Mentalist

Makes 8 (wedge pieces)
3 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup natural yogurt ( I used low fat)
1 cup good quality apple cider ( I used dcider
1/4 cup extra cider for glaze on top 

Preheat oven to 200'C or 190'C Fan Forced.

Combine sifted dry ingredients in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.

Add yogurt and cider and using a circular motion ( and your hands), gather all the mixture together until you form a sticky ball of dough. Remove from the bowl and knead very gently on a lightly floured surface to shape the dough into a round disc about 1 inch thick all the way around.

Score the disc into 8 equal slices.

Paint the top of the scones with a little of the remaining cider and place on a flat baking tray and bake for 15-18 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Serve with a little butter and honey or golden syrup.

Please find an estimated calorie value for each wedge ( minus the butter & golden syrup of course)

Tell me, do you prefer honey or golden syrup?


  1. I was wondering what sort of flavour the cider imparted into the damper and a sour dough taste is even better! Great idea Erin! :D


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