Thursday, October 2, 2014

Concord Grape Bread with Lime Glaze #Recipe

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Concord Grape Bread with Lime Glaze

This dessert bread recipe was another one of my creations where I discovered another winning flavor combination - concord grapes, lime & walnuts!

2014 has been a wonderful grape year!! -  I have already canned 60 quarts of grape juice!  (click HERE to view how to make your own grape juice).  Or, for something a little different try making Grape Butter (click HERE to view recipe)

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The most difficult part of this recipe was removing the seeds from the grapes.  Concord grapes have very hard-shelled seeds that must be removed.  Simply slice each grape & then squeeze the seeds out with your hands (in the picture above you will see the seeds in the bowl on the right, the "deseeded grapes" on the left & and example of a sliced grape in the middle).  Trust me it will be well worth the time because this bread is so original and delicious.

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1/2 cup butter (melted & cooled to lukewarm)
3 eggs (slightly whisked)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups concord grapes (rinsed & with the seeds taken out - see above)
1/4 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
lime rind from 1 lime
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, butter, sour cream, vanilla & sugar  - stirring until combined.  Now add the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder & the lime rind - stir until combined and smooth.  Finally stir in the grapes & the walnuts (see picture above). 
Butter/spray a loaf pan & lightly dust with flour.  Then pour the bread dough into the loaf pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  (continue onto the glaze below). 

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Lime Glaze
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons lime juice
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar & lime juice & heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves (stirring all the time).  Remove from heat & immediately pour over the baked bread (yes, even though the bread is still in the pan & even though the bread is still hot).

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After the bread has totally cooled you will need to take a dull knife & move around the edge of the bread (without cutting the bread sides off) - go around all 4 sides a few times before inverting the pan.  Now when you gently turn the pan upside down the bread should slide out.

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Slice, Serve & ENJOY!!

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  1. This looks great. Could you use seedless grapes too?

    1. The great thing about Concord Grapes (in my opinion) is the tartness - but if you want to use seedless grapes it would be a sweeter bread - maybe ease up on the sugar a bit?(depending on your preference). The lime glaze would add that tartness if you use seedless grapes. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

  2. Interesting! I have never seen grapes in a baking recipe before. Actually, I had been wondering if I could do this when I ended up with too many sweet'n'sour grapes the other day. :)

  3. This looks like such an amazing recipe to use for serving when guests come over. And I love walnuts!

  4. Oh my, this looks delicious! And using concord grapes for baking is a new one for me! Thanks for the recipe - can't wait to try it.

  5. This looks and sounds amazing! I've never seen a recipe for grape bread before :) I'll have to give it a try.

  6. mm!! That looks so good!! Thanks for sharing! PS. Did you get my response? I am not good at google+ messages. My email is up again. :)



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