Wine Bread

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Intro: Wine Bread

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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    9 Discussions

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    kjong58

    10 months ago

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

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    kjong58

    10 months ago

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

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    kjong58

    10 months ago

    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!

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    bpbpf

    2 years ago

    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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    JuliaClarke

    3 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    jhodges15

    3 years ago

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