Rating: 4.62 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr 30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 16.5g; fat 2.8g; cholesterol 3.1mg; sodium 95.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
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
(24)
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
(26)
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)
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
(21)
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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: 5 stars
05/22/2011
This bread is very good with some additions. I think it needs more salt and next time I would increase this to 1 tsp. I added in chopped garlic and Parmesan cheese with the basil and sun-dried tomatoes as other reviewers suggested. It turned out great and I used rapid rise yeast as well. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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