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Breads from Rina's Kitchen


Italian Bread 
Makes 1-1 1/2 pound loaf

1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes, drained
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 cup grated aged cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 egg
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
                   
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5" loaf pan. 
2. Whisk together the oil, egg, and buttermilk in a small
   bowl. 
3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder,
   soda, salt, and dried herbs. Stir in cheese and onions. Pour
   buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture, and stir to combine.
   Add garlic and tomatoes until evenly distributed. Spread batter
   into prepared pan. Smooth top, and tap pan on counter to remove
   bubbles. 
4. Bake for 60-65 mins, until golden. Cool loaf on wire rack. 

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