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Easy Tomato Basil Bread

Easy Tomato Basil Bread
Imagine this bread with a vegetable pasta salad or as a pepperoni and cheese sandwich – toasted!
Yield 1 (9×5-inch) loaf
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups tomato-basil flavored spaghetti sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 to 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast

Instructions

  • Warm the spaghetti sauce to 120-130°F. Add 3 cups flour, yeast and cheese to mixing bowl; whisk to combine. Stir in the warm sauce, adding additional flour until you get a soft dough that comes together. Turn out dough onto floured surface. Knead dough until smooth and elastic (about 5-7 minutes).
  • Let rise in greased bowl, covered with towel or plastic wrap, until doubled in size.
  • Punch down dough. Roll or pat into a 14×7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place in greased 9×5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching. 
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Remove bread from pan; cool on wire rack. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

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Review & Comments

Joan Garzarelli | Reply

Can you use mozzarella cheese?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Yes!

Happy baking!
Carol

Sujatha Lekshmivaragan | Reply

Can you substitute Parm cheese?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Sujatha,
Certainly! You can substitute with your favorite grated cheese.
Happy baking!
Carol

Samantha & Harasymchuk | Reply

If making by hand, what size of pan do you use?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Samantha,
Use an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch pan.

Happy baking!
Carol

Ef | Reply

Hi
Do you think it can work with Spelt flour, instead of the bread flour?
Thanks ☺

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Ef,
Spelt flour doesn’t have the same gluten-forming properties as bread flour. You can start out subbing in 1/2 cup of spelt flour with 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 cups bread flour. If that works well for you, try increasing to 1 cups spelt flour. Let us know if you try it!
Happy baking!
Carol

Charmain | Reply

I only hope it would hold up with the panini maker.

Charmain | Reply

I’m gonna try this tomato basil bread and make it by hand. We have a bread maker but we haven’t used it in years. And it may or may not work. I pulled out the juice man juicer today and it too hasn’t been used in ages! Of course, no go.

Diane | Reply

Can I make Tomato Basil Bread by hand using same ingredients as shown? Do I preheat the oven?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Diane,
Yes, you can make the bread by hand. Warm the spaghetti sauce to 120-130 degrees F. Add 3 cups flour, yeast and cheese to mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Stir in the warm sauce, adding additional flour until you get a soft dough that comes together. Turn out dough onto floured surface. Knead dough until smooth and elastic (typically 5-7 minutes). Let rise in greased bowl, covered with towel or plastic wrap until doubled in size. Punch down dough, and follow directions in the notes section.

Happy baking!
Carol

Sheila G Holcomb | Reply

4 stars
Wow, this sounds like something I would love, thanks

Easy Tomato Basil Bread – The Yooper Girl | Reply

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