Tomato-Artichoke Bruschetta Bread

Recipe by Alskann
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Place butter and milk in a non-metallic dish and microwave on high 1 minute or until butter is just melted.
  • Add sugar and salt; stir until dissolved.
  • Pour milk mixture into mixer bowl.
  • Test liquid to make sure it is not more than 90°F; Add yeast. Stir until dissolved.
  • Let stand 15-20 minutes until yeast proofs.
  • Mix in egg.
  • While mixing on high speed, using bread hook, gradually add flour.
  • Continue kneading until dough is well kneaded and elastic. Dough will be soft but workable.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together artichokes, tomatoes, pine nuts and 3/4 cup of the cheese; set aside.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll into a 8"x11" rectangle.
  • Melt the remaining 1/4 cup butter. Spread over dough rectangle with pastry brush, leaving a 1/2 inch border unbuttered.
  • Spread artichoke-tomato mixture evenly over buttered area of dough.
  • Roll up like a jelly roll, folding the ends under to fit pan.
  • Use some of the melted butter to grease a loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of remaining cheese over bottom of pan.
  • Place loaf in prepared pan, seam-side down.
  • Baste loaf with remaining butter and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place.
  • When loaf has risen, bake in 425°F oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and continue cooking until done, about 35 - 40 minutes, depending upon your oven.
  • Brush top of loaf with melted butter while still hot.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate any leftover bread.
  • **Note** Times do not include time for bread to rise.