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    Tomato Basil Bread - by Hand or Bread Machine

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    37 mins

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    Brandess's Note:

    This breads' chewy crust pairs well with a steaming mug of soup. The pretty color and robust flavor are a great pairing with chicken or turkey cold cuts or a summer tomato sandwich. I use this basic recipe in my bread machine using the dough cycle; following my bread machines instructions. I then bake it in the oven. I also omit the red pepper flakes and, at times, omit the Parmesan cheese and replace it with an additional 1/4 cup of flour. Be careful and add additional flour a little at a time depending on the humidity in your kitchen.

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    Serves: 16



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    1. 1
      In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in basil, Parmesan cheese, tomato paste, sugar, oil, salt, pepper flakes and 2 cups flour. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
    2. 2
      Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
    3. 3
      Punch dough down; knead for 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
    4. 4
      With a sharp knife, cut a large "X" in top of loaf. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 17, 2011


      I bake. My family eats and leaves crumbs. Raw deal, heh?

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    • on November 29, 2009


      I made this recipe to go with a turkey sandwich recipe I wanted to try also..OMG this was so good the sandwich was fab..I made to loaves,one I gave to my daughter..I used 1/4 tsp total ,used my KA for mixing and kneading otherwise followed recipe exactly...What a great sandwich bread,or even with a hearty soup..I will definitely be making this again. I recommend trying #116193 bacon turkey bravo to go with this bread, delish..Thank U......

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    • on September 04, 2008


      Great bread Brandess! First off I used whole wheat flour so of course my results will be a bit different. That being said I did end up with a wonderful flavoursome loaf that accompanied Hearty Chicken and Vegetable Soup very well.. I made your recipe in a stand mixer and added an additional 1 cup of flour after step one. The rising time was longer due to the type of flour and the weather. I did use the crushed red pepper flakes and next time will add at least a teaspoon. I also brushed the outside with cold water before and during cooking to get a lovely crisp crust. Thank you for the recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomato Basil Bread - by Hand or Bread Machine

    Serving Size: 1 (38 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 92.4
    Calories from Fat 13
    Total Fat 1.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 1.3 mg
    Sodium 194.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 2.9 g

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