Looking for a bread recipe that is exploding with flavor? That includes tomato, basil and roasted garlic? You've come to the right place.
When it comes to baking, for me, appearance and presentation is almost as important as taste. Sometimes, like with a quick bread, you don't have much control over what the end product will look like beyond sprinkling something on top to jazz it up a bit. You know you'll end up with a rectangular, loaf shape. No big surprise here.
But other loaves of bread can be braided, like a lovely Challah resulting in a bread that is as stunning as it is tasty. This Tomato, Basil & Roasted Garlic Filled Pane Bianco is one of those loaves that truly can be described as breathtaking, with its lovely curves and the little sneak peak of all the flavors your mouth is about to experience.
And the assembly is easier that you might think, so don't head for the hills. You can do this! Then you have bragging rights ‘cause all your friends and family will think it was an incredibly complex task. Don't worry, your secret's safe with me.
Here I combined the sweetness of roasted garlic with the slight tang of sun dried tomatoes, Italian cheeses and fresh basil, resulting in an eye-catching presentation and an even more impressive taste.
This was baked to be served alongside our dinner... however, no one could wait! While dinner was cooking, piece after piece was torn off, all followed by empty promises that everyone would still be hungry for dinner. They weren't. But who says bread can't be a meal? There are even veggies in here so can I tout this as health food?
I don't know about that, but I do know that this bread will be quickly devoured, so consider yourself warned!
If you're looking for a bread roll that will stay strictly side dish, you'll also love my Poppy Seed Roll Recipe.