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Author Notes: I've been baking my Lebanese Grandma's Easter (yeast) Bread for years. I love taking a small disc shaped loaf to work for lunch with grapes (something delicate about the flavor combo). Soooo... I thought I'd get creatively lazy and use my other Grandma's Zucchini Bread recipe to incorporate all the flavors in one recipe.
This is a Quick Bread!! so it's fast and easy!
Ground Mahleb,Mastic(gum), Rose and Orange Blossom Waters are available at your local Middle Eastern Market. - thirteenJ
Makes 1 loaf
- 3 cups flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed (optonal)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground mahleb
- 1/8 teaspoon mastic pebbles, grind with a pinch of sugar in mortar/pestle
wet ingredients and Grapes
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or other suitable for baking)
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 1/2 ounces Rose water
- 1 1/2 ounces Orange Blossom water
- 1 cup seedless red grapes....halved
- Combine and whisk together all dry ingredients
- Except for the Grapes! Combine all other wet ingredients...stir just enough to mix
- Mix dry and wet ingredients by hand just enough to combine. (It will be a stiff batter!)
- Spread batter into greased, buttered, sprayed 8 x 10 pan. Bake in a preheated 350f oven for 40 minutes .
- Let this bread cool and serve at room temperature
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Grapes