Jam Bread

At the time of announcement of this Mega marathon, in my mind, a thought stuck that J has to be Jam. So my thoughts were forming on those lines. And since I restricted myself to yeast based breads/rolls, I thought there must be some kind of a Jam Bread popular somewhere in the world :). 

What did I know that I would later find out that a magazine called New England Today published a recipe for Jam Bread saying that it was a classic old time bread. Though that recipe had no yeast, I adapted that concept and filled in the blanks, so to say.
That is how J for Jam Bread was born in my kitchen.

I wanted to use Strawberry Jam but my refrigerator thought otherwise. So I had to settle in for Peach Jam.

The bread was mildly sweet. I realized that I could have smeared more jam and rolled the bread tighter but my husband said that he wouldn't have liked more jam in there. So this formula was a winner with family and friends.

While you are here, go through the previous bakes in this series..

A for An Pan - A Sweet Bread From Japan
B for Broa - A Rustic Bread From Portugal
C for Ciabatta - A White Bread From Italy
D for Date And Walnut Bread - A Traditional Bread From Scotland
E for Epi - The Wheat Stalk Bread from France
F for Focaccia Caprese - A Flatbread From Italy
G for Gai Mei Bao ~ Cocktail Buns - China or Hong Kong

H for Hokkaido Milk Buns - Japan

I for Iced Buns - Britain

Recipe Source various sites on the web
Ingredients - 

Milk 1 cup
Active Dry Yeast 1/2 Tbsp
Butter 2 Tbsp
*All Purpose Flour or Bread Flour 2 1/2 cups
Sugar 1/8 cup
Salt 1 tsp
Jam of your preference 3/4 cup (I had Peach Jam at home)

* I used a combination of wheat flour and all purpose flour.

Jam Bread

Method Of Preparation -

Warm about 1/2 cup of milk with 1 teaspoon of sugar and add yeast to it. Set aside in a warm place for the yeast to froth up.

Meanwhile, heat up the remaining milk with butter and sugar until warm.

In a stand mixer add the flour, salt and the remaining sugar. Pour in the milk with the yeast and the milk with the butter.

Knead for about 10-12 minutes until the dough is soft and pliable.

Roll the dough in an oiled bowl, cover it and set in a warm place until it gets doubled. [about 90 minutes].

Punch down the dough and roll into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Spread the jam all over leaving a 1 inch border all around the rectangle.

Then carefully jelly roll the dough to make a log. Pinch both the ends and seal.

Place it in a greased loaf pan. Cover and set aside for a second rise. [about 45 minutes]

Preheat the oven to 350 °F. 
[I mistakenly preheated it to 400 °F and realized it after 20 minutes of baking so then I reduced it to 350 °F]

Bake for about 30-40 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Allow it to cool and then slice as per need.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 75

Preparation Time 25 minutes + Resting time 2 hours + baking time 40 minutes
Makes an 8 inch loaf
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, April 12, 2017


  1. Sowmya :) Says:
  2. This jam roll bread looks delicious, Harini...glad you and your family enjoyed it! And the fridge and oven at my place also have a mind of their own deciding things completely in contrast to what I want!

  3. Namratha Says:
  4. Love the swirls, and peach jam sounds delicious. I haven't tried that yet. Beautiful bake!

  5. I am glad you were stuck to Jam ! My what a beautiful bread you got there , and peach is a wonderful flavor , the bread looks so pretty , trust me I wish I could have a slice from it !

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Wow, this jam bread sounds cool, an excellent baked goodie to kick start a day with.

  8. Same pinch for Jam but I did tart with jam.. Love this jam bread. Great pick.

  9. Srivalli Says:
  10. Beautiful Harini and I so agree on the initial thought process we have..few dishes remained constant on my list because I thought them first..love your bread and will be bookmarking it..

  11. Oh Wow! This is a great choice and when I first saw the name, I thought this was the jam bread from Iyengar bakery in India. Used to love the bread, butter and jam.

  12. Pavani N Says:
  13. Very interesting bread with jam rolled right into it. If you had added some peanut butter to the dough, it would have been PB&J bread :-) (Sorry for my bad joke)
    Jokes apart -- bread looks awesome. I can see myself eating this every day.

  14. Sapana Behl Says:
  15. The jam filled bread looks delicious and must have tasted amazing. I am yet to try Baking stuff breads. It kinda scare me. Will try this one for starters.

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