Tomato bread

This is a recipe that i found last year and continuously keep baking  monthly as this bread is the perfect companion to soups and soft cheeses .  Grilled cheese sandwiches  using this bread takes the meal to another culinary level or used as a garlic bread for pasta dishes and soups. I was skeptical at first when i seen that the recipe uses an egg  but once combined and cooked , the finished result is great so i didn’t really mind.

tomato breadIngredients :

Makes 1 loaf:

*1/4 cup of warm milk

*6 tbsp of tomato paste

*1 egg

*2 tbsp of olive oil

*1 tsp of salt

*2 tsp of sugar

*3 cups of bread flour

*1 tbsp of garlic puree

*1 + 1/2 of dry fast action yeast.

 

1.Get 2 mixing bowl , in the first one , combine all dry ingredients , And in the second one all the wet ingredients.

2.Make a well in the center of the flour mix before adding the liquid.

3.Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough starts to come together.

4.On a floured surface , knead the dough for 10-12 minutes or you can use a mixer with a dough attachment if available.

5.Place the dough in a lightly oiled dough , cover with a damp clothes and let it rise in a warm place for an hour.

6.Punch down the dough for 30  seconds . Place in a greased baking tin , cover with a damp clothes and let it rise again until it has doubled in size.

7.In the meantime , preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

8.Once the dough is risen place the tin on a baking tray with a little bit of water , and cook in the oven for 40 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when tapping on it.

Bon appetit

 

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