Tomato juice sets the tone for this zesty yeast bread bursting with onion, carrot, and garlic flavor.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 cup tomato juice
- 1 cup water
- 1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 cups bread flour
In a sauce pan, heat the tomato juice and water over a low heat until warm to the touch. Pour into a large warmed bowl, and add yeast and honey; stir to dissolve yeast. Allow to rest until yeast is creamy.
Mix in oil, parsley, onion, garlic, carrot, and salt. Add 1 cup of the flour, and stir until smooth. Add more flour, until a firm dough is formed. Knead five minutes on a lightly floured surface. Place dough in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface completely. Allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
Punch down, and divide into halves. Form two loaves, and put into greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for another 45 minutes, or until loaves have doubled in size.
Bake at 400 degrees F (220 degrees C) for about 30 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.