Saturday, July 28, 2012

Grape Must Bread

This month the recipe for the Fresh from the Oven challenge was quite intriguing – mosbolletjies(honestly I have no idea how is this supposed to be read), a.k.a. grape must buns. It was Tandy from Lavender and Lime who stirred our bread baking enthusiasm for new experiments. Tandy makes her own grape must so if looking for a recipe, go to her post. We, however, had grape must in the freezer. Last year during the wine making season we froze some crimson grape must for baking purposes and to use it as a natural colourant.

We made 2 small loaves of bread instead of buns and they turned out extremely delicious. Besides they had a naturally purple hue.

The round-up with everybody's mosbolletjies would be published on Utterly Scrummy Food For Families, so go there to see what the other FFO members have baked.

We are sending this loaves to Yeast Spotting.

Grape Must Loaf Recipe:
For 2 20x10 cm loaf pans
  • 20 gr fresh yeast;
  • 80 gr grape must;
  • 420 gr all purpose flour;
  • 8 gr salt;
  • 50 gr sugar;
  • 60 gr butter, melted;
  • 125 gr milk;
  • 1 egg.
Dissolve yeast in grape must and leave it to feed on must sugars for 10 – 20 minutes till you prepare the other ingredients.

In a bowl combine together dry ingredients - flour, salt and sugar.

In the bowl of the stand mixer, equipped with dough hook, combine all liquid ingredients – butter, milk, egg and the yeasty must. Add dry ingredients and knead for 15 minutes.

Cover the bowl and let the dough become double in bulk.

Give the dough a quick knead, shape and place the loaves in buttered loaf pans. Leave it to prove.

Bake for about 30 minutes in a preheated to 180ºC oven.


  1. Lovely loaf Silvia - I didn't get to bake this so enjoying reading your experience.

    1. we've missed the last several FFO challenges and it's nice to be back :)

  2. It looks absolutely wonderful and the colour is amazing! Thank you so much for taking part :)

    1. Tandy,the bread was an absolute delight, thank you for introducing it to us.

  3. Beautiful bread! I love that crumb - the perfect texture!
    It would be great if you shared it on RecipeNewZ :-)

  4. So pretty! Is grape must the same as grape juice? Did you make your own?

    1. grape must is the first step in winemaking. The must is fermented grape juice containing the stems, skins and seeds which are later strained. We didn't make it ourselves since we already had it in the freezer from last year's winemaking. You can visit Tandy's site for must making instructions, although I think that it could be replaced with grape juice for the needs of this recipe.

  5. The purpleness of the bread makes them look so enticing! Love the grape addition, would love to try this recipe!



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