Tomato & Bocconcini Mini Loaves

Today I want you to meet 9 lovely ladies who make happiness happen, literally.

They are known as the 9 nanas. Let me tell you a bit about them. These 9 wonderful ladies bake delightful, organic goods to sell as a way to raise funds for their on-going project which is to help those in need. They will pay utility bills or get school supplies for complete strangers in need to simply make their day seem brighter – to make happiness happen.

Reading the article on the 9 nanas a few days ago made my heart smile. It is a very noble thing what these ladies are doing, if you ask me. Baking always makes people all happy and fuzzy inside. There’s no denying that. I don’t know too many people who can’t help but smile at the smell of freshly-baked cookies. But, these ladies are definitely taking the power of baking to the next level in a simple and creative way. Good for them! 

T & B Bread

Now that you’ve met them, let’s get baking. Let’s put some smiles on people’s faces. To do just that, I have here for you these tomato & bocconcini mini loaves. Aren’t they cute?

These mini loaves were inspired by some wonderful, fresh ingredients summer has to offer: sweet tomatoes, fresh basil and silky bocconcini. Yes, you guessed it! It is a caprese salad turned into a mini loaf. 

They are very moist due to the tomatoes and the cheese, but have a beautiful golden and crisp crust. They complement salads – especially summer salads – perfectly. You can also slice them in half horizontally, spread some garlic butter on each half, pop them in the toaster oven for a few minutes and brace yourself for pure deliciousness.  

Hope you enjoy this recipe and don’t forget to spread some joy with your baking/cooking. That’s what baking/cooking is all about!    

Tomato & Bocconcini Mini Loaves
Serves 4
Caprese salad turned into mini loaves.
Write a review
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. ½ cup butter
  5. ½ cup plain yogurt, 2%
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 16 cherry tomatoes
  8. 12 bocconcini balls
  9. 10 basil leaves, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Melt butter. Allow it to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine butter, yogurt, eggs and basil.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and combine well.
  6. Fill each mini loaf pan with 2 tablespoon of dough to simply cover the bottom of the pan.
  7. Arrange tomatoes and bocconcini on top of the layer of dough.
  8. Cover the tomatoes and bocconcini with a couple of tablespoons of dough per loaf. The tomatoes and bocconcini should basically be sandwiched between the two layers of dough.
  9. Bake for 45 to 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Allow it to cool before slicing. Enjoy!
  1. These freeze extremely well. Don't be afraid to bake a large batch!
  2. The dough for these is very sticky and sometime hard to work with. Just be patient. They are worth the effort.
  3. Fell free to use regular tomatoes or even sun-dried tomatoes as opposed to cherry tomatoes for these cute loaves.
One Prickly Pear


  1. Tash

    OH MY GOD!! I love Caprese salad! This recipe was made to be pinned, I swear. B.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l !
    P.S. I have finally written up my Liebster award and linked back to you!! Take a look at my latest post to check it out Anna! :) Hope you are well x
    Tash recently posted A Liebster Award – Woop!. Yum!My Profile

Post a comment

You may use the following HTML:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge