Tomato Basil Sherry Bread

This bread goes great with any Italian meal, or anytime by itself. It’s denser and heartier than most yeast breads, and has a thick crust. It has all the flavors of an authentic hand-made loaf, but it comes from the bread machine!

Original recipe makes 1 1/2 pound loaf


1 1/4 cups tomato paste
1/2 cup sherry
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2/3 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes

  • PREP

    5 mins

  • COOK

    3 hrs


    3 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place all ingredients in the bread machine in order suggested by your manufacturer (except for the sun dried tomatoes).
  2. Select regular setting, medium crust. At the beep or according to your manufacturer’s suggestion add the sun dried tomatoes.
  3. Remove immediately at end of baking cycle. Let cool and slice, spread with your favorite topping.


Calories: 176 kcal
Carbohydrates: 33.7 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 2 g
Fiber: 2.6 g
Protein: 6 g
Sodium: 533 mg