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.
The Grape Bread Recipe
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the wet ingredients - oil, sour cream, milk, egg and lemon zest.
- Stir gradually.
- Fold in the grapes, currants and walnuts.
- 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.
- Cool for 5 minutes, then turn over pans and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
Necessary Cooking Tools
2 loaf pans