Caprese Bread

I’m always looking for new ways to combine the flavors of tomato, basil and mozzarella.  So when I stumbled across the idea of caprese bread, I couldn’t wait to try it!

I was not disappointed. This is a beautiful loaf of bread my friends. And it tastes as good as it looks. It’s full of all kinds of savory flavors, with a fluffy yet moist texture. It does help to be a fan of sun-dried tomatoes. My husband is not, so this was not his favorite. Crazy! Seriously. So if you’re not a fan, maybe use a few less sun-dried tomatoes. This would also make great mini loaves, or even savory muffins.

Caprese Bread

Caprese Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried-tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9x5 inch inch bread pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Stir the mozzarella, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and minced garlic into the flour mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and buttermilk.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined (the dough will be sticky.)
  6. Spread the dough evenly into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
http://www.letsdishrecipes.com/2013/08/caprese-bread.html

Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Will Cook For Smiles.

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Comments

  1. This looks so good – my hubby doesnt like sun dried tomatoes either. I dont understand it at all.

  2. I would ove to try this–it sounds [and looks] delicious!

  3. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing … :) Pat

  4. Is bread flour the same as self-rising flour?

  5. I have everything i the house to make this yummy loaf. My basil plant is going crazy! I think I will try making these into muffins–easy to share.

  6. My basil plant’s going crazy too, and this bread looks like one I’ve gotta try. :)

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