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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blueberry Walnut Bread - Recipe

 Good morning,

Here's a breakfast bread recipe.  Well, I don't always just eat it at breakfast.  :)

My honey just loves blueberries so I find many, many ways to incorporate them into our meals.  Dark fruit is good for us, too, so that's another plus.

Warm or toast the bread and enjoy with any fruit jam, cream cheese, honey, or just plain.


Blueberry Walnut Bread


1 egg

2 T vegetable oil

2 t salt

2 t sugar

2 T nonfat dry milk

1 cup warm water

3 cups bread flour (or all purpose, but not self rising)

2 t dry yeast (rounded)

1/2 cup walnut pieces

1/2 cup dried blueberries

Place all ingredients except walnuts and blueberries in large capacity bread machine in order given. Set on dough cycle and turn on.

The first dough cycle on most machines is about 40 minutes. Watch the action to be sure a dough ball forms at least 1/3 way through the cycle. Add a little flour or water if necessary to get the correct consistency. When all but 5 minutes of the cycle is complete, add the walnuts and blueberries.

When first dough cycle finished, remove from machine and place in a greased bowl for first rise. Place the bowl in a warm place such as the oven with the light, but no heat turned on. If you place it out on the counter in a warm place, cover with a damp cloth. This batch required about one hour for the first rise. Keep in mind that the temperature in your kitchen and the mood of the yeast can change the time required for the dough to rise.

If you are using crockery or glass pans/bowls for baking, set the empty bread pans in a warm place, too. I use my second oven with the light turned on.

Grease bread pans/dishes.

After the first rise, knead the dough to remove bubbles.

Divide for number of baking dishes you are using, shape in loaf shapes, and place in bread pans.  This recipe makes two standard size loaves.  I make smaller loaves so I can share it with others.

When it is finished rising the second time, bake at 350 F for 35 mins. (45 minutes if making 2 standard size loaves).

Remove from oven, turn out to cooling racks immediately.

Toast and serve with cream cheese, butter, jelly, or jam.

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Happy Days said...

Those look just fab-u-lous!! I love blue berries too and nuts - I love nuts in baking!!! I could go for one of those right now in fact. Coffee is ready and I'm Hong-gry!!...debbie

Diana said...

This looks and sounds delicious Lois! I came by to thank you for visiting my blog and wishing me a happy birthday! It was very sweet. I noticed in your profile that your daughter got you into blogging, as did mine! Thank God for the girls!
Love Di ♥

HBFG said...

Hi Lois! Thank you for stopping by at my blog and leaving a comment! :)
The bread looks so nice, I never baked bread before, I should give it a try some day...
Blueberries are awesome!