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Tomato Basil Cheese Bread

Introducing Carlos Henrique from Brazil, a talented baker and one of the 50 winners of the Saf-instant Birthday Bread Contest! His crusty Tomato Basil Cheese Bread recipe perfectly represents Saf-instant's ethos of easy-to-bake, original, and adaptable recipes that stand out in any occasion.

The delicious combination of ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and savory cheese in this bread will not just impress your customer’s taste buds, but will also fill their entire home with the intoxicating aroma of baking. 

Carlos’ passion for baking and experimentation shines through in this recipe, and it perfectly embodies the spirit of the Birthday Bread Contest. So pick up your apron and try out Carlos’ Tomato Basil Cheese Bread recipe today.

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Ingredients

Weight Percentage
Flour
1000g
100%
10g
1%
Milk Powder
30g
3%
Sugar
30g
3%
Salt
20g
2%
Olive Oil
30ml
3%
Peeled Tomatoes
300g
30%
Water
200ml
200ml
Fresh Basil
20g
2%
Cheese Emmenthal or Grated Mozzarella
100g
10%
Eggs
100g
10%
Multigrain (white/black sesame, chia and golden flaxseed)
100g
10%
TOTAL
925g

Method

  • Type of dough mixer: Stand mixer
  • Kneading: Until dough is elastic
  • Dough temperature: 25°C
  • First proving: 20 min
  • Division: 18 pieces of 70g and 18 pieces of 30g
  • Shaping: The 70g pieces are to be rolled into balls and covered in multigrains (use water), while the 30g pieces are opened and covered with the 70g pieces.
  • Final proving: 40 min
  • Baking: 10 min at 180°C, and then 160°C for 8 minutes
 

When adding the peeled tomatoes, squeeze out the excess liquid so the dough doesn’t get too wet. 

If you want your bread to have a nice shine, brush it with egg wash before baking. 

For a richer and more aromatic flavor, use freshly-grated cheese instead of pre-packaged. 

You can substitute the multigrains with other toppings such as seeds or herbs to add different textures and flavors to your bread.