Grape bread recipes #BreadBakers


In anticipation of this year’s autumn harvest and the delicious grapes my family grow at our old farm house in Austria, I’ve prepared a grape bread recipe to take advantage of the grapes’ delicious sweetness in a celebratory loaf. I’m posting this recipe as part of this month’s #BreadBakers get-together hosted by Mayuri’s Jikoni.

Uhudler grapes at the old farm house in Austria
Uhudler grapes at our old farm house in Austria

Grape Bread Recipe

My recipe is a wheat bread with 62.5% white and 37.5% wholemeal wheat flour at 62.5% hydration. Try to use end of harvest grapes for this bread to add a good level of sweetness. A big shout-out to Lutz at Plötzblog whose Nußdorfer Traubenbrot provided the recipe template for this bread.

Best eaten on the same day.

Red grape bread
Red grape bread



  • 200g strong white wheat flour
  • 150g water
  • A pinch of dry yeast

Wholewheat Soaker

  • 100g wholemeal wheat flour
  • 100g water

Main Dough

  • 50g strong white wheat flour
  • 50g wholemeal wheat flour
  • 3g dry yeast
  • 5g rapeseed oil
  • 7g salt
  • 180g sweet red grapes
Sweet red seedless grapes
Sweet red seedless grapes

How to make grape bread

  1. On day one, prepare the poolish. Combine the ingredients in a medium bowl, cover and leave to ripen at room temperature for 16 – 20 hours.
  2. Prepare the soaker on day one as well. In a medium bowl, combine the wholemeal spelt flour and water. Cover and place in the fridge for 16- 20 hours.
  3. On day two, combine all of the ingredients except for  itthe grapes (poolish and wholewheat soaker from day one, 50g strong white and 50g wholemeal wheat flour, 3g dry yeast, 5g rapeseed oil and 7g salt) and knead for 10 minutes.
  4. Place back into a bowl and leave to rest at room temperature for two hours.
  5. Knead the dough for a few seconds and work in the grapes. I managed to incorporate 180g of sweet red grapes, but feel free to use more if you can manage it.
  6. Shape into a round flat loaf, place on a baking tray lined with baking paper, cover with a kitchen towel and prove for several hours.
  7. Score with a knife.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes at 230°C and a further 30 minutes at 210°C.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.
Grape bread
Grape bread

I’d also like to metion schiacciata con l’uva, a delicious harvest grape bread recipe from Tuscany in Italy. Schiacciata con l’uva is a flatbread filled and topped with harvest grapes. Use Andrew Whitley’s schiacciata recipe in Bread Matters – it’s another great addition to a harvest feast dinner table.

Here are this month’s breads from my fellow #BreadBakers:


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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

  • Laura North

    How lovey it must be having fresh grapes hanging outside our house. This bread looks great, is it a sourdough? Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

    • paemsn

      Hi Laura, thanks for your comment! The current recipe is not based on sourdough, but it could easily be transformed into a sourdough recipe by converting the poolish (made with yeast) into a sourdough (made with sourdough starter) and leaving out the yeast from the main dough. I can’t wait for the grapes to ripen! Pam

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  • What a beautiful bread and how awesome is it that you get to use homegrown grapes! Can’t wait to try this.

  • Smruti Shah

    Wow such a gorgeous bread you got there!! I have never baked with grapes and this bread makes me want to bake something really soon! Lovely share 🙂

  • Pavani N

    Such a beautiful bread and the grapes in it look so delicious.

  • Rocio

    fabulous bread and the photos are lovely

  • Wendy Klik

    Oh to live on a vineyard and be surrounded by such beauty and sweet goodness. This bread encompasses all those feelings.

  • This is a very unique recipe! I’ve never thought to put grapes in bread!

  • Karen

    I have heard so many good things about grapes in bread! I definitely need to give this a try. Totally jealous of your grape farm!!

  • The bread looks yummmm, I’ve never tried grapes in a bread and looking at that crumb, I ought too! and btw, you are so lucky to have a grape farm 😀

  • Mayuri Patel

    A beautiful bake . Love the colour that the grapes have imparted to the bread. It must be awesome to own a grape farm.

  • Cindys Recipes

    I love the spots of sweetness and color the grapes add!

  • Holly

    Beautiful! I hope it is a bountiful harvest for you this season!

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