Down home goodness in a hurry. Terrific with my homemade Tomato Basil Soup. Slice it a bit thick, top with some slices of cheese and broil for a wonderful comforting and substantial meal.
1 ½ cups milk
6 Tbl. granulated sugar
3 Tbl. Active dry yeast
14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, pureed
2 Tbl. fresh chopped basil OR 1 Tbl. dry
5-6 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbl. butter, melted
1 Tbl. lemon juice, bottled works fine
Butter for brushing on top of loaves
This recipe makes 2 loaves (8 ½ x 4 ½”).
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat 2 pans with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a large measuring cup or microwavable bowl microwave milk for 1 minute on high. Check to make sure it is the temperature of a warm baby bath. Heat a bit more if needed.
Add sugar to the warm milk and stir. Add in yeast, stir and set aside for 5-7 minutes allowing it rise.When it is risen it will look like this
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