The fruity flavors in the Swedish cider lend this quick bread a sweetness that is enhanced by a zesty glaze.
By Liz Swartz
Cider bread. Ever made any? It’s always amazing, without fail. When I got this sweet, fragrant strawberry-lime cider from the folks at the North Festival to use to explore Swedish cuisine and liquor I knew it was going to be cider bread. The best part of this bread is that the cider does most of the work. You just mix your dry ingredients, add the cider, and watch the magic happen.
When this bread came out of the oven, it legit smelled like strawberry Poptarts in my house. If you don’t know how I feel about Poptarts, well, I love them to say the least. Let’s get to this easy recipe.
- for the bread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ dark brown sugar
- 1 12oz bottle of Rekorderlig cider, or any hard cider you want!
- juice from half of a lime
- ¾ cup of confectioners sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375
- Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly for about 2 minutes to aerate. Then add your brown sugar and mix thoroughly again.
- Pour the bottle of cider into the dry mixture and mix until no more lumps appear. Scrape down the side and gently mix whatever might be stuck to the side of the bowl into the mixture, so as not to overmix. (You want it to keep a lot of the carbonation)
- Spray a standard loaf pan with baking spray and pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Slather some glaze on there, cut up some fruit if you so choose and go to town.