Made a few adjustments, the result being a rich, flavorful, appealing loaf of bread. Substituted tomato juice for water (and heated it for 15-20 seconds in high wattage microwave to get to 100 degrees in order to activate yeast). Added 1/2 t garlic powder, included 1 t ground Italian seasoning, used a full jar of sundried tomatoes from the store (rinsed clean from the oil they were packed in in the jar), 3/4 cup Asiago in the dough and additional Asiago sprinkled on top of loaf prior to baking. Used bread flour instead of all-purpose flour. It's a good idea because bread flour tends to rise higher than all-purpose, and with this combo of ingredients even the bread flour didn't rise as high as it does with non-intricate bread recipes.
I make all bread loaves by hand, and if you haven't read any other of my bread reviews here it is: mix all ingredients together, knead like heck on floured surface. Oil a bowl & put in the bread dough. Zap your microwave for 60 seconds with nothing in it to get it warm, then cover the dough bowl with a damp cloth and put inside warm microwave for 45-60 minutes. Take dough out, punch down and let sit a few minutes. Knead like heck again. Grease or cooking spray your loaf pan, shape bread into loaf size and put in loaf pan. Let rise a second time (in warmed microwave again) for 45-60 minutes. Heat oven to 350 F. For this recipe bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto cooling rack to finish cooling.
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Made a few adjustments, the result being a rich, flavorful, appealing loaf of bread. ...