Friday, April 4, 2014

Orange/Dried Cherry Tomatoes Bread for Little Thumbs Up Event

This bread is delicious! I love the orange color and the lovely fragrance from orange and the dried cherry tomatoes give a nice chewy texture to the soft bread. Just love it! A perfect combination.  Recipe adapted from Minty's Orange Cranberry Bread recipe here.  Hers is a combination of orange and cranberries but I do not have any cranberries and so replace it with cherry tomatoes:D


60g bread flour
2 tsp dried yeast
130g lukewarm water

420g bread flour
1/2 tsp salt
zest of 2 oranges
1 1/2 tbsp honey
190ml  fresh orange juice

50g vegetable oil

90g dried cherry tomatoes - I only added 50g because it looked like too much, should have added all


  • Put (A) in a small bowl, combine bread flour with yeast and lukewarm water into a thick paste. Cover and leave at room temperature until the mixture becomes foamy.
Like this

  • In a mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine all ingredients (B) together.  Then add in (A), knead until well combined.  Gradually add in (C) and continue to knead until dough is smooth and elastic. [At this stage, the dough should be able to stretch to form a window-like thin membrane without breaking - Windowpane Test]
  • Add in (D) and knead until cherry tomatoes are incorporated.
  • Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with clingwrap.  Place it in a warm place to allow the dough to rise until at least doubled in volume. [To determine if the dough has risen long enough, poke a floured finger into the  dough.  When you remove your finger, the dough shouldn't spring back at all.  If the dough springs back immediately, it is under-proved and needs more time to proof further.
  • This is ready
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and shape it into a log.  I roughly divide it into 3 portions and roll them up.
    Proofing for the 2nd time
  •  Place it into a greased loaf pan; cover and let it proof again until almost doubled.  
    Ready to bake
  • Bake the bread in a preheated oven (175 deg C) for about 40 minutes or until brown.
Remove the bread from the pan immediately and brush the top with melted butter if you wish.
Cooling on the rack

I'm sharing this post with Little Thumbs Up April 2014 Event - Orange organised by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY hosted  by Ann of  Anncoo Journal for this month.

1 comment:

  1. The addition of tomatoes makes it very healthy and unique. I think this bread recipe is similar to the pull apart orange bread and it's really good :)


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