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Tomato Bread

I enjoy making homemade bread with this recipe. When I make toasted cheese sandwiches with this bread, it's just like eating pizza.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves (16 slices)

Ingredients

  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 cups tomato or V8 juice
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast, salt, oregano, garlic powder, basil and rosemary. In a large saucepan, heat the tomato juice, tomato sauce and oil to 120°-130°, stirring occasionally. Add the dry ingredients; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into two loaves. Place in two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 102 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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