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Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Bread From Scratch

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Bread made from scratch with fresh basil, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, and yogurt. A stand mixer does most of the kneading for you! The perfect dinner bread that's crusty on the outside and moist and soft on the inside. The best sun-dried tomato bread that you'll ever have!
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread from scratch, dinner bread, holiday appetizer
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 1040kcal
Author: Kristina

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 ½ cups bread flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
  • cup fresh chopped basil
  • 3 oz sun-dried tomatoes, cut
  • teaspoon instant yeast

Instructions

  • Soak oil or water off sun-dried tomatoes using a paper towel if necessary, and cut into small pieces.
  • In a saucepan, heat water and yogurt until steaming, stirring occasionally. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a stand mixer, combine 1½ cup flour, salt, sugar, cheese, herbs, and yeast. Add yogurt mixture and tomatoes. Mix on low setting until smooth.
  • Add remaining flour ¼ cup at a time, until the dough is sticky. (you may not need all remaining flour)
  • Knead with dough hook on medium for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from mixer and put in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a heavy cloth, and set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
  • Knead a few more times, then shape into a smooth ball or rectangle. Slice an X on top. Cover and let rise next to the warm oven for 10 more minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 - 40 minutes.

Notes

  • If using tomatoes soaked in oil or water, rinse and pat dry with a towel.
  • The tomatoes should be cut into small pieces if they are large. The mixer will naturally break them into smaller pieces, so roughly chopping them is all you need to do.
  • You can use plain regular yogurt in place of Greek. I've used both and the only difference is that the bread made with Greek yogurt is a little more moist and chewy.
  • Use other herbs in place of the basil, or a combination. 
  • If using dried herbs instead of fresh, make sure to use ⅓ of the amount. 

Nutrition

Calories: 1040kcal