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Soft and fluffy Italian Pane Bianco stuffed with delicious sundried tomatoes, pesto and grated cheese. A gorgeous loaf of bread that is amazing to eat.


1 loaf

Total time

70 minutes




  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup Wholewheat Flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Egg replacer whisked in 3tbsp water (or 1 large wgg)
  • 15 oz. can black beans
  • ⅓ cup Lukewarm Water
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil vegetable oil
  • 15 oz. can black beans (I used Sharp Cheddar cheese)
  • 15 oz. can black beans
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • 3 tbsp pesto


  1. Combine all the dough ingredients in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix and knead until a smooth, very soft dough is formed. The dough will be a little sticky.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let rise for 60 minutes or until it's doubled in volume.
  3. Gently deflate the dough. Roll it out into a 22"x8" rectangle. Spread with the cheese, tomatoes, garlic and basil.
  4. Starting with the long edge, roll the dough into a log in the long way. Pinch the edges to seal. Place the log on a parchment lined baking sheet, seam side down.
  5. Using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, start ½" from one end and cut the log lengthwise down the center about 1" deep, to within ½" of the other end.
  6. Form the log into a 'S' shape. Tuck both sides under the center of the 'S' to form a 'figure 8', pinch the ends together to seal.
  7. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 60 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven for 350°F.
  9. Bake the bread for 35~40 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
  10. Remove the bread from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy warm or at room temperature. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature for couple of days.
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