Tomato/thyme bread

Tomato/thyme bread (sponge dough method)



150g Bread flour
1g yeast
5g sugar
90g cold water

Method: mix all ingredients in a large bowl and leave it covered to ferment for 1 hour at room temperature. Keep in fridge for 12 hours before use. I prepare this in the evening and use it the next morning.

Main dough:
110g Bread flour
60g All purpose flour
15g milk powder
60g Tomato paste (canned paste)
3g yeast
20g sugar (may reduce to 10g for more savory taste)
4g salt
50g full cream milk (liquid)
50g water (reserve 20g to be added if needed)
30g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 tsp of dried thyme


1. In a mixing bowl, place the sponge dough (pinch into smaller pieces) and all other ingredients except the butter. Knead until a smooth dough forms. If dough is too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time. Add butter and continue to knead until dough passes the window pane test.
2. Shape into a ball and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
3. Roll out into about the length of loaf pan, and roll up like a swiss roll. Place this into the pan.
4. Cover the pan and allow to proof until it reaches the rim of the pan. Preheat oven to 190C. Once ready, bake the bread for 30 minutes. Cover the top once the desired color is achieved. Remove from pan immediately to cool on rack before slicing.




  1. Hi, Thanks for sharing the post, & making us aware of how to prepare the delicious baked cakes ———– Keep posting,

    Liked by 1 person

  2. JJ Sud said

    must try this.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      One of my family’s favorite 😀


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