Cajun Tomato Bread

Makes 2 loaves

  • 1 cup Bloody Mary mix (or spicy tomato juice)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/3 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
  • 5-1/2 cups flour, divided

In small saucepan, combine Bloody Mary mix and water. Cook over low heat to 105-115°F. Pour into large warm mixing bowl and add yeast; stir until dissolved. Add honey, oil, onion tops, parsley, garlic and salt; mix well. Add 1 cup flour and stir until smooth. Stir in more flour until a firm dough is formed. Knead on a lightly floured board about 5 minutes. Shape into a ball and place in a large greased bowl; turn to grease all sides. Cover bowl and set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch dough down and divide into 2 equal parts. Shape each piece into a loaf and place in a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until doubled in size. Bake at 400°F about 30 minutes or until loaves have a hollow sound when tapped and crust is brown. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.

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