Prairie Bread Adaptations

By : | 8 Comments | On : March 27, 2015 | Category : Bread, Food, Recipes, Yeast Breads

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I made a batch of Prairie Bread yesterday with a few adaptations, and OMG the house smelled so good, I was immediately & desperately hungry.:)

Prairie bread is one of our favorite breads – it is a tasty mix of AP flour, Rye flour, & Whole Wheat flour lightly sweetened by pureed raisins and brown sugar.

I made a regular prairie bread dough and before the bulk rise, I divided it in half. Half of it went into an oiled bowl to rise – this was later made into 2 regular prairie bread boules.

The remaining dough, I split in half again.

I pitted some cherries and cooked them down for 15 minutes with water and blueberries. I drained the juice and added the fruit to one loaf, before letting it rise in an oiled bowl.

With the last of the dough, I mashed an overripe banana with 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract and added it to the dough with 1/3 – 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (I didn’t measure!).

Everything rose until doubled. Then I shaped all the loaves and waited for the final rise before baking.

If only you could have witnessed the amazing aromas coming from my kitchen!

So far we’ve broken into the banana chocolate chip loaf. It is not the prettiest of the bunch, but it makes up for it with flavor!

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Comments (8)

  1. posted by Mai T. on March 28, 2015

    This must taste heavenly for breakfast!

  2. posted by Ronald Gagnon on March 31, 2015

    My father used to make prairie bread,but he added molasses and what ever wild berries we could find (raspberries, strawberries,blueberries..the problem was with 5 hungary hunters there was never enough left for any other meal, let alone day.

    • posted by Yogurt Hydro on April 1, 2015

      Molasses would be so good with the rye flour and raisins. I’ll have to try it along with some of the wild raspberries around here, sounds fantastic.

  3. posted by Celticlady on March 31, 2015

    I make a lot of bread and have not heard of Prairie bread, I will have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing!

    • posted by Yogurt Hydro on April 1, 2015

      I get special requests for Prairie bread, everyone loves it. I think it’s the raisins;)

  4. posted by Katie H on August 16, 2015

    These look delicious!! I love bread, it’s my biggest weakness!!

    • posted by YogurtHydro on August 18, 2015

      Thanks Katie.:) I have a weakness for breads too, lucky for me Kevin eats most of it before I do.:)

  5. posted by Celticlady on March 20, 2016

    I make my own breads and I am always looking for different yeast bread recipes. Thank you for sharing! I have pinned this one!


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