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Basil Parmesan Bread

The combination of basil, Parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomatoes gives this hearty bread a flavor that will take you right to Tuscany! —Sherry Hulsman, Elkton, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (16 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 to 6 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, oil, salt and 4 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in cheese, tomatoes, basil, pepper sauce and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Punch down dough. Divide in half and shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 94 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Veronica
    Apr 12, 2019

    Can this bread be made in the breadmaker. I have severe Osteoarthritis and cannot mix by hand.