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.......


Wandering Coyote said...

Woo-hoo! Great post, Pierce! The bread looks amazing! I'm so glad it worked out for you. It just takes a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, breadmaking is the best! And Canadian Living has awesome recipes.

I just got a copy of King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking from Amazon. It looks like a great book, but I'm pretty sure I don't get King Arthur where I am. Flour is basically flour, but many recipes do call for "white whole wheat flour." I have no idea what that is...I may have to do a cross-border shopping expedition if I can't find a suitable replacement here.

Donna-FFW said...

This bread looks terrific!! I love it with the butter on it, bet it would be great dipped in tomato sauce as well.

A World in a PAN said...

I love sun dried tomatoes! I used in many different recipes, though never like you - I am too lazy, I NEVER make bread.

Pierce said...

WC - Thanks! I have so many of your recipes in my "to do" file. This was fun to do and it's always nice when a recipe turns out.

Love the catalogs for King Arthur...some of the baking pans are expensive though.

Donna - Thank you, it was fun to do too. Love your pea soup recipe...just saw that one.

Laura, It took me a few tries to make bread but it was actually fun. Sun dried tomatoes are great!

Le laquet said...

Yum - garlic and sun-dried toms ... what could go wrong and taking that all in to account HOW easy does that bread recipe look???
Home from lovely Spain but knackered - what is it in me that makes me stay that extra day each time?

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