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Slow Cooker Tropical Soda Bread

A sweet soda bread baked in the slow cooker with tropical dried fruit flavours
Course Baking
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 194kcal


  • 350 g self-raising flour
  • 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 150 g island dried fruit mix papaya, pineapple, apricot, raisins
  • 284 ml buttermilk 1 pot
  • 4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 egg beaten, to glaze


  • Mix the flour, bicarb, salt, sugar and dried fruit in a bowl.
  • Pour in the buttermilk and stir together.
  • Bring together with your hands then transfer the dough to a floured surface and form into a round loaf shape. Slash the top.
  • Line your slow cooker pot with baking parchment and place the loaf inside the pot.
  • Beat the egg and brush over the dough (egg wash).
  • Cook for 3 hours on high, with a tea towel under the lid.
  • For the last half hour, turn the loaf over to brown the top.
  • Remove from the pot and allow to cool, then slice to serve.


No buttermilk?
No problem. Mix 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar with milk (plant-based milk) also works and allow to thicken for 5 minutes before using.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.7mg