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

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gailanng July 17, 2011

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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Potluck November 29, 2009

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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Fairy Nuff September 04, 2008

Fabulous bread for the tomato lover!!! So easy to make too:) I skipped the chili flakes (not a fan plus I didn't have any)...Used fresh basil & all organic products...just sifted the flour & used my KA to do the work...lol had my 2 very little ones helping (22m & 3). Seriously, fabulous bread & all organic for less than $2/loaf!! Next time I may brush on some brown sugar/butter w/smidge of tomato paste on the crust before & while baking but it is great:) Making another loaf this week!!

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Country Mama of 3 February 01, 2014

I made this to go with my Quick & Easy Steamer Bag Vegetable Soup. It was good but different than I expected. I think it would be better with a tomato soup. My son loved it toasted. I think it would make an excellent grilled cheese sandwich.

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Marg (CaymanDesigns) December 19, 2013

YUM. Seriously, just YUM. Excellent. I replaced 1/2 cup of the flour with whole wheat, and added about 3 tablespoons of vital wheat gluten. I will make this again and again and again and again and AGAIN. (A note comparing this to Panera's tomato basil bread: The flavor is very close. The main difference is that the outer crust lacks the sticky-sweet coating of Panera's. I imagine that coating could be replicated by brushing the half-baked loaf with some tomato paste or even ketchup, both of which I plan to try next time I make this.)

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campagnes April 09, 2013

I used fresh cherry tomatoes from my garden in place of the tomato paste, I boiled off the skin and finely chopped up about 4 tablespoons of them. I also used the fresh basil out of my garden for this. Other that that I followed the recipe as written. The bread was wonderful. It did not last long. :)

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anamlupus September 10, 2011

Amazing bread and super easy to make! Followed Potluck's lead and made it to go with Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich and it made for some terrific sandwiches. I also used 100% Whole Wheat (reduced by 1/4 cup) and added 1/4 cup Vital Wheat Gluten. The loaf was still a little small and pretty dense but the flavor really delivered. Will make again!

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SloppyJoe July 07, 2011

Delicious. I used this bread in my copy of the Mediterranean sandwich at Panera. It has cilantro pesto, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, and gorganzola cheese. Fabulous, and very healthy.

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mksmith June 21, 2010

Very flavorful. The hot pepper flakes give it a nice kick. Great for sandwiches. Instead of the yeast I used a sour dough starter. Because I did this the first rise took 2 1/2 hours instead of 1.

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billybolo June 06, 2009
Tomato Basil Bread - by Hand or Bread Machine