Roasted Garlic and Sun Dried Tomato Bread
A big shout out to the Wandering Coyote at her very good cooking site ReTorte for a dynamite bread recipe. It was easy. Everything worked just as it should and best of all….it was a huge hit!
I used these oil packed sun-dried tomatoes
Chop them finely.........
Mix them into the roasted garlic
The recipe calls for whole wheat or multi grain flour. Our market did not have the multi grain available and I used King Arthur brand whole wheat. I have just recently started seeing the King Arthur brand availbe where I shop. My cousin Gail once sent me a catalog of their baked goods, flours and great looking cookware. Love to browse through catalogs like that.
Mix the flours in carefully.............
Let the dough rise for 2 hours and then look!
Mine actually did rise up properly. I'm so thrilled with it because bread making isn't my strong area.
After the dough doubled it looked like this!
Our senses were teased by tantalizing scents of warm roasted garlic and sun-dried tomato, wafting through the kitchen as the bread baked, making our taste buds work overtime. When the bread came out of the oven it was beautiful. Hard as it was to wait, we managed to avoid cutting into the bread for 10 whole minutes. Certainly it needed longer to sit and cool……but that was never going to happen…oh my.
I was actually very pleased that the bread making, kneading, rising, the entire process went smoothly - even before I popped a buttered morsel of fresh bread into my mouth. That was a bonus as just a few days before I tried to make bread and it was a miserable failure. The leaden mass that would have been French bread dough and was…well, it was just sorry.
My bad – I had the water too hot and killed the yeast. But this bread was a snap and extremely flavorful.
I took this from ReTorte and she credited the magazine Canadian Living and their Test Kitchen.
Butter it up and taste the warm garlicy bread.......
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