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Grape Bread Recipe with Currants & Nuts

 

I made this loaf on a whim. My girls love grapes. I think it might even be there favorite fruit! I had currants that remained from my Irish Soda Bread recipe from March so I thought those would add an extra sweetness. This recipe was adapted from Green Black Red, Recipes for Cooking and Enjoying California Grapes. 

It’s a fantastic cookbook filled with all sorts of clever ways of using grapes in recipes. I made a few. Today I’m sharing their “Grape and Cranberry Tea Bread” with my tweaks. 

The Grape Bread Recipe

 
 

Grape Bread Recipe with Currants & Nuts
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Serves: 8
 
This recipe makes 2 bread loaves. They freeze very well so be sure to store one in the freezer to enjoy later!
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream (I used lowfat.)
  • ¼ milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons of grated lemon zest
  • ½ cup grapes, halved - looks best with red or black
  • ½ cup currants
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the wet ingredients - oil, sour cream, milk, egg and lemon zest.
  5. Stir gradually.
  6. Fold in the grapes, currants and walnuts.
  7. Our the batter into the two pans. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Check with a toothpick in the center to be sure it is cooked.
  8. Cool for 5 minutes, then turn over pans and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.

 

Necessary Cooking Tools

To make this recipe you will need the following tools: You can find most of these at Amazon (affiliate links included below) or at a local shop.
    • 2 loaf pans 

    • Mixing Bowl

    • Cooling Rack

 
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