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Tomato Bread


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
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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.
Tomato Bread
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  2. Beth Greene says:

    We have lots of garden tomatoes to use up. Could I substitute any of the tomatoes in this recipe for fresh ones? I also have fresh basil.

  3. beverly turner says:

    Can this tomatoe bread be made with selfrising flour . Thank you

  4. I really like all of your recipes. When I saw this one I had to make it immediately. I used V8 instead of tomato juice and this was great.

  5. Cassandra says:

    Can this be done in a bread machine and if so how would you split the ingredients to make a 1 1/2 or 2 pound loaf? Thank you for any help you can give me. This bread sounds awesome…..

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  7. I have never heard of tomato bread, but I will definitely pin this for the future.

  8. I recently found an old recipe box, maybe from my grandma, while packing to move. Sorting through it last weekend I came across Tomato Bread and Tomato Sauce Bread over and over the handwritten cards. and was not inclined to try making it having never heard of such a thing. I will compare your recipe to the others I found but Gram frequently left out steps or ingredients or both so for hope of success, I shall use yours.

  9. Can this be made without yeast?

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