Recipe Scene: Cider and Apple Bread

This bread is really easy, and the aroma that fills the kitchen as it’s baking is to die for.  The recipe is from a book called Bread Revolution by two English blokes Duncan Glendinning and Patrick Ryan.  You don’t need a breadmaker or anything to make this – you can make it by hand but its much easier if you have a stand mixer with a bread hook.  And of course it’s super easy if you have a Thermomix.  If you don’t make bread very often or have little bread confidence this is a really good one to start with – it’s failsafe!  And look, only 4 ingredients.



630 grams white bread mix

2 teaspoons dried yeast

300 mls cider, room temperature

1 apple, peeled, cored and cut into very small dice



  1. Place the flour, yeast and cider in a bowl and either mix and then knead by hand or place in a stand mixer and mix with the dough hook for 5 minutes. Add the diced apple and mix or knead in.  Place on a tray and cover with some oiled cling film or a large freezer bag and leave somewhere warm for an hour or so.
  2. Flour your bench and lightly knead the bread, then shape as desired. Cover and leave for another 30 minutes.
  3. Heat the oven to 220 degrees C. If you like you can dust the top of the bread with flour, and use a bread knife to cut scores in the top.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Turn the oven down to 200 degrees Cad n cook for a further 10 minutes.
  5. Remove form the oven, place on a cooling rack and allow to cool.




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Kate works in local government as an occupational therapist but her heart is in the kitchen. When she’s not looking through cookbooks Kate gardens, reads, sees films, listens to music and catches up with mates. She loves cooking mainly because it gives her an excuse to eat.