Bread Challenge Week 46
Sun-dried tomatoes make everything better, in my opinion. Kind of like bacon or butter. When I found a recipe for Sun-dried Tomato Bread at CookingBread.com, I just new I needed to have it. Can you blame me?
This recipe is basically white bread with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and herbs. So of course it was delicious. From dough to loaf this bread smelled fantastic. Purely fantastic. With the red and green flecks all over the dough and throughout the finished loaf is looks darn pretty too.
Most of the ingredients could be found in most home cooks kitchens. A trip to the store might be needed for the sun-dried tomatoes, chives and cilantro depending on what you keep on hand in you house. I hit the jackpot and just happened to have everything needed in my kitchen just waiting to be made into bread. The recipe is fairly easy to follow even with a portion of the preparation taking place in a sauce pan on the stove top.
Hands on time this bread takes about 30 minutes for mixing kneading and shaping. Total time this bread is a time hog. Start to finish this bread too more than 3 hours. The recipe calls for 3 separate risings. But since raising time is not hands on, it was pretty easy to just go about my normal business around the house and check in with the bread dough periodically.
We used this bread as a side dish, sandwich bread, and of course toast with breakfast. Italian baked eggs to be exact, don’t worry the recipe is forth coming. It was fantastic. So much flavor in each bite.
The recipe makes 2 smaller round loaves. The only change I have contemplated making to the recipe at this point is possibly making one large loaf in a 8×4 bread pan instead of 2 loaves. That being said I think some whole wheat flour would add to the flavor and texture of the finished product and I’m not sure the cilantro is wholly necessary to the flavor of the loaf either. I’m not cilantro bashing. I love cilantro. I just think garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and chives are a brilliant combination even without the cilantro.
Will I make this bread again? Oh yeah. It got thumbs up from Luke, Maddy and Me. It was a winner.
Hands on time: 4
Total time: 2
make it again: 5
Previous Bread Challenge reviews:
Naan – Week 45
Chocolate Chip Cream Scones – Week 44
Indian Spiced Doughnuts – Week 43
Whole Wheat Brioche – Week 42
Pizza Dough – Week 41
Cinnamon-Apple Twist Bread – Week 40
Pumpkin Bread- Week 39
Winter Herb Bread – Week 38
Classic Pretzel – Week 37
Sweet Potato Bread – Week 36
Challah – Week 35
Whole Wheat English Muffins – Week 34
Pumpernickel – Week 33
Green Onion-Sesame Flatbread – Week 32
Beer Bread – Week 31
Country Seed Bread – Week 30
Cinnamon-Raisin Bagels – Week 29
Crunchy Crackers – Week 28
Ciabatta Bread – Week 27
Cornmeal Pancake -Week 26
Lemon Poppy Seed – Week 25
Sourdough – Week 24
Tortillas – Week 23
Honey Wheat Hamburger Buns – Week 22
Garlic Studded Baguette – Week 21
Quinoa Bread – Week 20
Asiago Herb and Garlic Bread – Week 19
Cranberry Pecan Rye Bread – Week 18
Rotis – Whole Wheat Unleavened Bread- Week 17
Farmhouse White Loaf – Week 16
Honey Whole Wheat Slow Cooker Bread – Week 15
The Easiest Loaf of Bread You’ll Ever Bake – Week 14
Hot Cross Buns – Week 13
100% Whole Wheat Bread – Week 12
Thin Wheat Crackers – Week 11
Irish Soda Bread – Week 10
Double Blueberry Muffins – Week 9
Oatmeal Batter Bread – Week 8
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls – Week 7
Cheesy Pretzels – Week 6
Light Rye Bread – Week 5
Country-Style Whole-Wheat Pita – Week 4
Carrot Raisin Quick Bread – Week 3
Potato Bread – Week 2
Focaccia – Week 1