An easy to make quick bread with the savory flavor of basil and sun-dried tomatoes.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

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  • Place the basil leaves and the olive oil in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour with the salt. Add the yeast mixture, basil mixture and sun-dried tomatoes; beat together until well combined, about 3 minutes. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish or 5x9 inch loaf pan. Gently remix the batter with about 20 strokes of a wooden spoon and pour into the prepared pan. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the bottom of the loaf sounds hallow when tapped. Remove loaf from pan, place on a wire rack to cool and brush with melted butter.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; 2.8 g total fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 95 mg sodium. 16.5 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
This was a terrific quick bread. I added cloves of garlic chopped. I took this to dinner at a friend's house where I was told " this tastes like a bread from a gourmet shop." This was served with a crab linguine with spinach and fresh vegetables. Another keeper in my allrecipes recipe box. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2003
This bread was okay but I was hoping for the flavor of the basil to come through more than it did. I could taste the sun dried tomatoes much more than the herbs. Oh well. Not a bad bread but just not what I was expecting. If nothing else thanks for the opportunity to try something new! Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
This was a terrific quick bread. I added cloves of garlic chopped. I took this to dinner at a friend's house where I was told " this tastes like a bread from a gourmet shop." This was served with a crab linguine with spinach and fresh vegetables. Another keeper in my allrecipes recipe box. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
This was a terrific quick bread. I added cloves of garlic chopped. I took this to dinner at a friend's house where I was told " this tastes like a bread from a gourmet shop." This was served with a crab linguine with spinach and fresh vegetables. Another keeper in my allrecipes recipe box. Read More
(25)
Rating: 3 stars
06/10/2003
This bread was okay but I was hoping for the flavor of the basil to come through more than it did. I could taste the sun dried tomatoes much more than the herbs. Oh well. Not a bad bread but just not what I was expecting. If nothing else thanks for the opportunity to try something new! Read More
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
This bread was quick easy and wonderful. I used about 1/2 & 1/2 w.w. flour and white flour to make it a little more hearty. I also baked it as a round loaf on a flat cooking sheet to give it a crispier crust. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
This is better than any store bought bread from a specialty shop!! My husband and I could have eaten the entire loaf!!! A Winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
My new favorite bread!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
I grow my own basil and it's always great to find new ways to use it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2004
I am totally hooked on this bread!!! I have made it about 3-4 times now and I love it more each time. I used leftover homemmade pesto instead of basil and olive oil since it was so close and it turned out fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2005
WONDERFUL!!! MY DAUGHTER MADE THIS BREAD AND WON GRAND CHAMPION AT THE COLORADO STATE FAIR. OUR COMMUNITY LOVES THIS BREAD AND WE ARE ASKED TO MAKE IT FOR FUND-RAISERS AND TO SHARE WITH OTHER 4-H MEMBERS IN BATTER BREADS. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2009
I blended the sun dried in with the basil and oil in the food processor to get them finely chopped. I preheated my pizza stone in the oven rolled the dough into a ball and baked in the oven for 35 minutes. Make sure you watch it so that it doesn't get too dark. If using sundried tomatoes packed in oil at least half the oil. It's a bit greasy if you keep the same amount of oil since some stays on the tomatoes. I think I'll also add some garlic and parmesean into the food processer when mixing the basil and tomatoes. Read More
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