I’ve been brewing beer for my husband for years now. I hate beer, I cannot stand the taste of it, but I love my husband (and I love being thrifty and saving money) so I persevere with making beer throughout the year.
I am, however, partial to a good hard apple cider. I recently made 23 litres of delicious hard cider. And we experienced our first bottle bombs…oops…got to be patient and let the brew finish fermenting before bottling!
So when I planned to make ratatouille for dinner one night, I wondered what I should make to go with it. I started making bread rolls when my son wandered in. He suggested I make beer bread. I wondered aloud if I could make a vegan cider bread instead. Then I started thinking about making a herbed cider bread. I settled on using thyme to complement the flavours in the ratatouille.
This ended up being a delicious experiment. Move over, beer bread! Cider bread has taken your place.
Please note: you do need to use hard (alcoholic) cider in this recipe.
- 4 cups plain flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp dried thyme leaves
- 330ml hard apple cider
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and thyme.
- Add cider and mix well. If dough is too dry, add some water until you have a dough you can knead.
- Knead the dough for a few minutes.
- Shape into a loaf and place in a greased loaf pan.
- Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes, or until cooked through and the top is slightly golden.
- Let cool before slicing.
This recipe is being shared at Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck.