Cajun Hot Tomato Bread

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup liquid Bloody Mary mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion tops
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 5 to 6 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Combine Bloody Mary mix and water in small saucepan. Cook over low heat until mixture reaches 105 to 115 degrees F.
  2. Pour into large warm bowl. Add yeast; stir until dissolved.
  3. Add honey, oil, onion tops, parsley, garlic, salt and cayenne, if desired. Mix well.
  4. Add 1 cup flour and stir until smooth.
  5. Stir in more flour until firm dough is formed.
  6. Knead dough on lightly floured board about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  7. Shape dough into a ball. Place in greased large bowl; turn to grease all sides. Cover bowl and set in warm place to rise about 1 hour or until doubled.
  8. Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll 1 piece on lightly floured surface into rectangle. Roll up tightly from short side jellyroll style.
  9. Pinch seam to seal; place in greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
  10. Repeat with other portion of dough. Cover and set in warm place to rise about 1 hour or until doubled.
  11. Bake in preheated 400 degrees F oven for about 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped and crust is brown.
  12. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.

Source: Sweetened With Honey, The Natural Way Cookbook by the National Honey Board, 1994