Wine Bread

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Introduction: Wine Bread

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Eyeing a bottle of $3 Chardonnay got me wondering if wine bread would be good. I decided I would also make a loaf with an open Cabernet that had been sitting in my fridge for a few days. As it turns out, wine bread is soft, sweet, and delicious. Possibly even better than beer bread!

Step 1: Gather Ingredients & Tools

Ingredients for one mini loaf:
- 1.5 cups of sifted unbleached bread flour
- 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of table sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2/3 cup of wine
- about 1 teaspoon of melted butter for the bread wash

Tools:
- oven preheated to 375 degrees F
- mixing bowl
- measuring cup & spoons
- mixing spoon
- flour sifter, scale, or strainer and lots of patience
- lightly greased mini loaf pan(s)
- optional: whisk (you can use a fork)
- optional: silicone brush for breadwash (you can use a fork)

Step 2: Combine

First combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in your mixing bowl. Use the whisk to evenly distribute these ingredients. Next, stir in the wine.

Step 3: Wait & Wash...

After you've got a nice ball of dough (or two) cover and let it sit for 30 minutes before baking. Then, transfer the dough into your mini bread pan. Brush the top with a small amount of melted butter before baking for 40 minutes at 375 degrees.

Step 4: Enjoy!

Let your bread cool for about 5 minutes before removing it from the bread pan.

You haven't lived till you've had a scrambled egg and gouda sandwich made with two different types of wine bread for breakfast! Oddly enough, the Cabernet bread also makes a very tasty peanut butter sandwich.


Notes:
- the wait time of 30 minutes before baking may be completely unnecessary
- the Chardonnay bread had a very interesting egg-y smell while baking
- you can double this recipe for a regular-sized loaf pan
- this is a great way to use up wine that's no longer fresh enough to drink
- if you enjoyed this recipe, check out my beer bread Instructable!

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    I wonder if it gives out wine fragrant after baking it?

    I wonder does it have wine fragrant after you bake it?

    I tried brewing yeast with red wine and the yeast got killed. Can anyone tell me how does the bread smell and taste with red wine? I am looking to make bread that smells wine, not necessary taste wine. Big thanks!

    Used this to add to my holiday gifts for my wine drinking friends. Came out great using either red or white wine....

    my question is I want to make this while visiting & wonder if all purpose flour can be substituted (its what at house) & if so will the bread come out as good...

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    I have made this a few times and it always turns out well. I made a Christmas tree once with with alternating dough balls of red and green (added a drop of food colouring to the white wine mixture) and that was a hit at Christmas lunch.

    literally using this recipe for specialSandwich bread in my restaurant today. except we are using a burgundy wine. cheers!

    That looks delicious! Great Instructable!

    Thank you :D