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Basil Tomato Bread

 Basil Tomato Bread
This bread is best served with a bowl of soup or spaghetti and sauce. It will disappear so quickly you will want to make 2 loaves.—Linda Nealley, Newburgh, Maine
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, basil and salt;
  • add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in cheese and
  • tomatoes.
  • Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for
  • 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire
  • rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 178 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 234 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.