But all that frustration paid off with a satisfying loaf of bread with the consistency of a biscuit and the faint taste of grapes from the "champagne"(sparkling white grape juice). It's really good when topped with butter. Personally, I like putting cookie butter on top of my breads(but peanut butter is awesome too).
My dad was surprised by the short amount of time it took for the bread to cook- only 40 minutes in the oven, which is shorter than it takes to cook almost all of my meatloaf recipes(even the tofu ones).
I got my inspiration for this recipe from http://www.abreadaday.com/champagne-bread/ and their bread looked darker than mine. Maybe that's because they edited the photo but then again they used actual champagne, not carbonated grape juice. Either way, my take on this recipe turned out really delicious- plus it won't get you drunk! In a sense, this bread is family-friendly. Hooray!
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A loaf pan
A baking sheet
Nonstick cooking spray
For the bread:
3 cups of all-purpose flour
4 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
3 tbsp. of granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. of salt
3 tbsp. of slightly cooled, melted butter(I melted my butter in the microwave for 20 seconds)
12 ounces of champagne or sparkling white grape juice
1. Put the first four ingredients(the dry ingredients) into a large bowl. Whisk the dry ingredients together.
2. Pour the butter and "champagne" into the large bowl. Mix all the ingredients together using a spoon, until you get a firm dough. The dough will be done mixing when it is harder to stir it around.
3. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray on the bottom and sides so the loaf doesn't stick to the pan.
4. Pour the dough into the loaf pan.
5. Bake the bread in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the dough is fully cooked. You can tell when it is done when you stick a butter knife through the loaf and it comes out clean.
6. Top with jelly, butter, or eat it plain. Bon appetit!