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                          Fresh Tomato Herb Bread
 
 Recipe By     : Taste of Home Garden Fresh Recipes Autumn 1997
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Bread Machine                    Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pkg           dry yeast
           tablespoon    sugar
      1/2  cup           warm water
    1 1/2  cups          tomatoes -- peeled and chopped
    2      tablespoons   vegetable oil -- I use olive oil
    1      tablespoon    fresh parsley -- minced
    1      tablespoon    fresh dill weed -- minced
    1      tablespoon    fresh oregano -- minced
    2      teaspoons     salt
    3 1/2  - 4 1/2 cups  flour
    3      tablespoons   butter or margarine -- melted
 
 In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water; set aside.  In
 blender Puree tomatoes with oil, parsley, dill, oregano and salt.   Add
 to yeast mixture.   Add enough flour to make a smooth dough.  Turn onto
 a floured surface.   Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8
 minutes.   Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.   Cover
 and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.   Punc down
 and divide in half; shape into loaves.   Place into 2 greased 8-in.x
 4-in. loaf pans.  Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.   Bake
 at 400F. for 15 minutes.   Reduce heat to 350F; bake for 25 minutes
 longer or until done.   Brush with melted butter.    Yield 2 loaves.
 
 
 I use the Zo bread machine on dough cycle to prepare this bread and bake
 it in loaf pans.   Add tomatoes, water, oil, salt, sugar and herbs to
 bread machine pan.  Add 4 cups flour and yeast.  Set machine on dough
 cycle and press start.  After the dough has mixed some, check to see if
 consistancy is correct, add more flour or water if necassary.   When
 cycle is complete, remove dough from machine, form into loaves, allow to
 rise until double bake as directed above.
 
 Chris Bowman,    Enterprise, Oregon
 
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 NOTES : A lovely tomato tinted bread, delicately flavored with herbs.   
 Great for sandwiches!