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Sun-Dried Tomato and Thyme Share Bread

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Sun Dried Tomato and Thyme Share Bread

This share bread is something special. As soon as I took it out of the oven, I knew I had to do the recipe for it. The smell was just overwhelmingly delicious. We all know how perfect baking your own bread is for really making a house smell like a home, but the addition of the sun dried tomatoes and the thyme really blew me away.

Even as I’m sat writing this, I have a piece of it to the side of me to nibble on!

Bread is a great staple food and has been since it was first created in Egypt in 300 BC, and It’s believed that bread was first created as the result of some floating yeast landing in a bowl of thick gruel.

Luckily for my recipe, you don’t need any thick gruel. Instead, this flavoursome share bread is soft, light and delicious.

The flavours are completely interchangeable, I opted for the fairly simple flavour choice of sun-dried tomato and thyme, but you could easily adapt this recipe for a walnut or a garlic bread by simply adding those to the mix that you spread over before you roll the dough.

I used a fancy ‘tear and share’ bread baking dish, but you don’t need it to do this recipe. Simply lay your bread out on a papered baking tray positioned close together and you’ll get a similar result.

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Yield: 1 large share bread (feeds 4-6)

Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes


  • 2 cups / 250g Plain Flour (+ extra)

  • 1/4 cup / 60ml Olive Oil

  • 1/2 cup / 30g Sun Dried Tomatoes

  • 1/2 tsp Salt and Pepper

  • 4 tsp Fresh Thyme

  • 1 tsp Sugar

  • 2 & 1/2 tsp Instant Dry Yeast

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 ¼ / 300ml cups Lukewarm Water



  1. Place your water in a bowl, and sprinkle your yeast and 1/2 teaspoon salt on top. Leave for five minutes, then stir and leave for a further five minutes.

  2. In a mixing bowl, with your dough hook attachment, combine your yeast mix, sugar, 2 tsp of chopped thyme and 2 cups of your plain flour. This mix will be very sticky and loose, don’t worry!

  3. On a large, clean surface, sprinkle a good amount of flour, and then tip your dough mix on top, and begin to work the extra flour in. You’ll need to keep adding more flour to stop it sticking to the work surface. You want to keep doing this until it forms a ball of dough, that is slightly sticky. Then knead for another 3-4 minutes. Place your dough into an oiled bowl, and then turn over, so the whole dough is coated with oil. Cling film and leave your dough in a warm place for 20 minutes.

  4. While you’re waiting for your dough, chop your sun-dried tomatoes and remaining thyme. Then add to 1 tbsp of oil and season with salt and pepper. (If you’re using different ingredients, just use the same method with them).

  5. On a large baking tray, add a tbsp of oil and spread it on the tray to form a thin layer. Add your dough (after the 20 minutes) and using oiled fingers, push the dough until it forms a large square.

  6. Spread your filling mix on top evenly (this is what you just chopped up). Then starting from the longer side, roll your dough up to form a big long roll!

  7. Cut your dough into 7 evenly sized pieces, and either place them into your ‘tear and share’ baking dish or place them on a papered baking tray in a pattern of one in the centre and the remaining 6 positioned around, just touching, like a flower.. Cover with a clean cloth and leave to rise for about 45 minutes in a warm room until they’ve doubled in size. At this point, preheat your oven to 200c.

  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and crisp to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes, then remove from the dish and enjoy warm.



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Written by Amy Northwood
My passion for food and conservation has led me to where I am now! My aim is to show people that veganism can be diverse, tasty and adapted to fit every lifestyle and budget!
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