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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blueberries Galore Bread - Recipe


 

Good morning,

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.

Enjoy!

Lois

Blueberries Galore Bread - Recipe

Ingredients:

1 egg

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

Directions:

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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8 comments:

Happy Days said...

You bake them in little seperate dishes? Never in my wildest dreams would have thought to do that. Good idea. I love blueberry anything! Perhaps you should get together with Granny at her soap sale and sell your bread!! Sure does look yummy!!....debbie

grammie g said...

Hi Lois....How in the world do you ever eat bread and not gain weight!!
This Blueberry bread looks scrumptious... I gained a pound just looking at it!!
Update:
I'm still having headaches and my staples come out today!!

Montanagirl said...

There's no end to your baking talents and delicious recipes. You should open a bake shop - you'd make a fortune!

Claudia said...

oh - i have to try this - looks fantastic - sounds fantastic - and i can almost smell them...

Diana said...

I am hungry! It sounds fabulous with cream cheese! Love Di ♥

C said...

Ha! THAT's what happened to the blueberries!!!

Elaine said...

Your bread always looks so wonderful! Every time you post a bread recipe I think I should get a bread machine again. I'm sure the newer ones do a much better job than the one I used to have.

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Debbie, I baked these in separate dishes because I gave some of it away. And, it just looks so pretty to put on the table in those little round loaves. Yes, Debbie, if we were all closer we could have one great store, couldn't we! We all have a specialty.

grammie g, I don't eat it all. Since there are no preservatives, it doesn't last long. I give some away and the birds get the rest the second day when I am baking the next bread. I'm sorry to hear about your headaches, grammie. :(( I hope that is soon a distant memory of the past.

Thank you so much, everyone, for stopping by. I really enjoy reading your blogs.

Very best,
Lois