Tomato Bread

Recipe by skat5762
READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • Lightly grease large bowl and two loaf pans with olive oil.
  • In small saucepan, heat juice, sauce and 2 tbs olive oil to 120 F degrees.
  • Combine 3 cups flour with yeast and remaining ingredients.
  • Pour in tomato mix and beat 3 minutes.
  • Gradually add remaining flour until it holds together enough to turn out on floured surface.
  • If the dough is too sticky, and you may need to add a little more flour, but not too much or you will have a dry bread.
  • Knead about 5 minutes, until dough smooths out, place in lightly oiled bowl (olive is best here!), turning to coat dough with oil once, cover and let rise 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down, let rest 15 minutes, then shape into 2 loaves, and place in pans.
  • Cover pans and let rise 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Bake loaves 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350 F and bake 30-40 minutes more.
  • Bread is done when loaf sounds hollow when thumped with knuckle.
  • Tip loaves out immediately onto wire rack to cool.
  • *Note-Insteadof individual spices, you can also use 1 3/4 tsp of Italian Seasoning.