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?