Here is another breakfast bread. Blueberries are a favorite in our house and I'm always finding another way to enjoy them.
This is a dense bread that is good with cream cheese (especially the kind with blueberries!), jam, or butter.
The recipe is below.
Blueberries Galore Bread - Recipe
2 T vegetable oil
1 t salt
2 t granulated sugar
1/2 cup Blueberry Kefir
1/2 cup warm water
3-1/2 cups bread flour
2 rounded t dry yeast
1/3 cup dried blueberries
Place all ingredients except dried 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.
Add dried blueberries 5 minutes before end of cycle.
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 1 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.
After the first rise, punch down/knead gently the dough to remove excess bubbles.
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.
If preheating pans, remove from oven.
For this batch, I am using round glass pans to make five loaves.
Allow to bread to rise once again; this batch took about 60 mins for the second rise, then bake at 350 degrees F for 35 mins. Turn out to racks to cool immediately.
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