This tomato bread is wonderful with spaghetti or any Italian food. It is great toasted for sandwiches. I love it toasted for breakfast with bacon and eggs. If you have not tried tomato bread, you are missing out. You will love it!1 cup warm water 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce 2 cups tomato juice 3/4 cup oil (I use Canola, can use olive oil or whatever you like) 7 to 8 cups all-purpose flour In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups of the flour with the sugar, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, basil, and oregano. Mix well with wire whisk. Add the yeast to the cup of warm water and mix to dissolve. Mix the yeast, tomato sauce, tomato juice and oil into the flour mixture with a spoon. Start adding flour a cup at a time until you can turn out onto a floured surface. This is a wet dough. Work in flour until you can pick up the dough and put in a large oiled bowl or crock to rise. (I use Canola oil generously to oil my crock) Turn the dough once so it is greased on both sides. Cover and let rise 45 minutes to an hour. I just put it on top of stove covered with a clean dish towel. Once the dough rises punch it down and divide between 3 oiled 9 x 5 bread pans, cover and let rise again about 45 more minutes. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Bread should sound hollow when you tap on it. Remove from oven and let sit about 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Makes 3 loaves. ENJOY! Note: This bread freezes nicely. This is a mild Italian tasting bread. If you want it more spicy, you can increase your spices. It smells wonderful while baking and is so good hot from the oven with butter or garlic butter. You may also like: Quick Peppery Cheese Bread Sour Dough Bread and Starter Zucchini Bread Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook. Feel free to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post. You can print by clicking on the printer icon below. Just a reminder to look on the right hand side of this page and type in your e-mail address so you don’t miss new posts when they come out! Your e-mail will not be shared with anyone. We have almost 22,000 e-mail subscribers and they are always the first to know about any new posts.© The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder.