Sundried tomato bread

Today I am sharing a bread that smells like summer. It is a simple bread to which I added sundried tomatoes and oregano. The result is a bread that brings summer to all of us who have been fighting the cold and the snow for the last few months and cannot take it anymore!

Sundried tomato bread

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Sundried tomato bread


  • 1 lb. flour
  • 1-2 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 and 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cups dried tomatoes preserved in oil
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Mix the water with the yeast and add it to the flour.
  2. Add the salt and the oregano and knead everything into a smooth dough. Add more water or more flour if needed. You should get a rather soft but not sticky ball.
  3. Place the dough in a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Place in a warm place to rise for 4-8 hours (I usually use the oven with the light turned on).
  4. When the dough has doubled in volume, knead the tomatoes (drained and cut into stripes) in the dough. Then flatten the dough in a rectangles and roll it up in a tight roll. Attach the two end of the roll to form a circle and let the dough rise again.
  5. Turn on the oven at 450F. When the oven is hot, score the bread with deep cuts all around and bake.
  6. Cook the bread for about 35 minutes or until the smell of summer fills the kitchen (and the bread is golden brown).
  7. For a crusty bread, turn off the oven and let the bread in the oven for another 10 minutes with the door propped slightly open after that let the bread cool down on a cookie rack.
  8. For a soft bread, wrap the hot bread with a towel and let the bread cool down wrapped in the towel.

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12 Responses to Sundried tomato bread

  1. Mmmmm chissà quanto è buono, la foto rende al meglio tutta la sua bontà!
    Un abbraccio e Buona Pasqua!

  2. What a beautiful bread. I never thought to put tomatoes into bread… but what a lovely idea. 🙂

  3. beautiful bread! love the summery Mediterranean flavor of this bread, you are welcome to submit it to the new bread collection event that I am hosting on my website (have a look). buona pasqua!

  4. What a beautiful artisan bread! Ain’t homemade bread GREAT?!

  5. Adri says:

    You are so right – it does remind me of summer, and even though here in southern California it is not terribly cold, your bread sounds very tempting. I will have to try it. Thanks!

  6. Mmmmm I know this bread tastes amazing! Love it!

  7. Pola…sono rimasta a bocca aperta davanti al tuo post! Questo pane è semplicemente divino.

  8. We need some summer here too… bring it on!

  9. I would love to have a piece of that bread… yummo! You’re right, we need this to remind us of summer!! Staring at that blanket of snow outside my window really, really sucks! 🙂

  10. Oh, as I look outside and see the grey skies again today I am really tempted to make this to fill the house with the scent of summer. What a well-timed post!

  11. I adore tomatoes and am busy eating them as the last of our summer tomatoes fade. Luckily I have this recipe to recreate the summer tomato love!

  12. Jess says:

    I could hardly believe that another snowstorm hit the Midwest this week! Excellent solution to fight off the weather though – there’s nothing like fresh baked bread, but I absolutely love the addition of oregano and sundried tomatoes. Thinking of you and all this cold weather so late in the season.

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