Fresh Tomato and Basil Loaf

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Appears in
The Ultimate Bread Machine Cookbook

By Jennie Shapter

Published 2010

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Here are some classic Mediterranean flavours incorporated into a bread. Sweet plum tomatoes, onions and fresh basil complement each other in this attractively shaped loaf. Serve to accompany lunch either with butter or with individual bowls of best quality extra virgin olive oil for dipping.


  • 15 ml/1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped


  1. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a small frying pan or pan. Add the chopped onion and fry over a moderate heat for 3—4 minutes, until the onion is light golden in colour.

  2. Add the plum tomatoes and cook for 2—3 minutes, until slightly softened. Drain through a sieve placed over a measuring jug (cup) or bowl, pressing the mixture gently with the back