This recipe is delicious. As with all copycat recipes, it’s not perfect, but it’s pretty close. I think that it would be interesting to try to use real tomatoes instead of tomato paste (all I seem to ever have is tomato paste) and see if it gets closer. Until then, this bread is will definitely satisfy your cravings for Panera or Paradise Bakery.
Sometimes you really need a tomato sauce and you don’t have one. Maybe you made calzones or mozzarella sticks. It’s tempting to just pick some up at the store but if you want to save some money or if you just don’t want to go to the store, it’s easy to make a tasty tomato sauce at home.
Everyone needs a good tomato sauce recipe. This red wine tomato sauce one is my favorite since it can be used for anything from pastas to dips and even on pizza. I think pizza is probably my favorite application of tomato sauce….and cheese…and bread.
I have a confession for you. I’ve never actually had an empanada. It seems like something I’d love, right? Delicious goodies baked in a pocket of love and bread. It’s right up my alley! Somehow, I just never had one.