exPress-o Originals: Grape Bread

Friday, December 28, 2012

My darlings, hope you had a jolly good Christmas. Are your bellies still full of all the scrumptious festive treats? Well, if you fancy trying something different, I just have the thing for you – homemade grape bread! A few days before Christmas Balazs and I went for a little party to a friend who comes up with the coolest dishes and he didn’t disappoint this time either. He treated his guests to warm grape bread with 3 different toppings to choose from and hot wine on the side. It was so good that a few days later I made one myself. It’s one of those lazy evening on a sofa type of meals that will make you feel warm inside.

Here is the full recipe. Fancy a slice?

Grape Bread
(Adapted from Margot Henderson – makes 12 servings)

Ingredients:

* 50 grams fresh yeast
* 1 kg. plain flour
* 220 grams brown sugar
* 70 ml. olive oil
* 1.5 kg grapes (the juicer the better)
* 100 grams clear honey
 
Crumble the yeast into a bowl and whisk in 450 ml warm water. Leave it in a warm place for 15 mins. or until it begins to froth. Mix the flour, the pinch of salt and 80 grams of brown sugar together in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Slowly pour in the mixture and mix well. Turn on to a floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes or until the dough feels elastic and bounces back when prodded. Oil the bowl with some of the olive oil and put in the dough. Cover with clingfilm and leave in a warm place for about 30 mins. or until it has doubled in size.
 
Next, halve the grapes, de-seed them (if seeded) and give them a rough squeeze. Put them into a bowl and set aside. Once the dough is done, preheat the oven to 180°C or 360°F. Halve and roll one piece out flat to about 1 cm thickness. Next, place the piece in a large oiled baking tray. Add the rest of the sugar and the lemon juice to the bowl with the grapes and stir in two tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle half of the mixture over the first rolled out dough, then roll out the other piece of the dough and place on top. Next cover with the rest of the grape mixture and drizzle with the reminding olive oil.  Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes. You can serve the grape bread with hot honey, blueberry sauce and pudding or any other toppings you fancy. Ta dah!

P.S: And here are a few more of my beloved recipes.
P.P.S: Plus this hot smoked brie with roast grapes and goat cheese grape balls:)

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18 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

No way! What looks amazing and delicious and pretty and everything I could ever want in my mouth right now. I love it when you and Ana team up!

Elsa de Diego said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing! Have an awesome weekend and best wishes for 2013: health, love, peace and prosperity! Muah!

Chrissy said...

Mmh, this looks delicious, mouthwatering! xxx

HiLLjO said...

What a unique recipe for using grapes!

Chloe Moon said...

Wow, this really looks delicious!! In the new year I want to try as many new recipes as I can!! I will definitely remember this!! =)

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Vintage Market Place said...

Yay you're back.
This looks so good!!!
I have never heard of it before.
Amy

Diana Mieczan said...

You are super lovely, Tiffany:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you, Elsa! Happy New Year, darling:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Thanks, Chrissy and Chloe, awesome:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Amy, you are the sweetest! I'll be back to regular posting on Wednesday morning:) xoxo

elizabeth (bubbleteafordinner) said...

this is the kind of food that real kitchens were invented for. kudos! I *would* love a slice.

Relydesign said...

omg..it looks delicious, we make something similar here in Italy but yours look way better :)

happy new year my dear!

Fashion art and other fancies said...

I'm calling round for a spot of grape bread;)
All things good for 2012!

Tagg said...

Looks really good! Must try this! Thank you!

Diana Mieczan said...

I LOVE what you said, Elizabeth. Thank you!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..you are so sweet, Relydesign:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Fashion art and other fancies, xoxo!

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