Garden Patch Bread

This is a flavorful way to use ingredients from your garden or farm market. A tasty bread you can pair with a hearty soup or stew! I use my bread machine for the kneading and first rise. Then I remove the dough, shape it or place in a loaf pan, and let it rise a second time. All that’s left is to bake and eat!

Try this recipe the next time you put on a pot of chili or soup.

Garden Patch Bread
 
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A savory loaf full of garden freshness using your bread machine!
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Recipe type: Bread/Pane
Serves: 1-1/2 pound loaf
Ingredients
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup tomato juice
  • ½ cup coarsely shredded carrots
  • 2-3 tablespoons coarsely chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion (or any mild onion or even onion flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter or olive oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast or bread machine yeast
Preparation
  1. Set bread machine cycle to "knead dough" cycle.
  2. Place ingredients in the bread machine in order given.
  3. Let it run the knead and first rise cycle. Watch the kneading and add more flour if dough is too sticky or cold water a tablespoon at a time if dough is too dry. So much depends on the weather and your kitchen conditions (humidity, heat, etc.). Amount of flour and liquid can be adjusted accordingly.
  4. When there is about 10 minutes left on the knead cycle, warm your oven to 150-200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. When cycle is done, remove dough from machine, sprinkle with flour and place in a greased loaf pan (glass works best). Alternately, you may shape the loaf into an artisan style on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or greased.
  6. Place loaf on top of your warm stove and cover with a tea or flour sack towel and let rise until double in size. This will take any where from 15 to 60 minutes depending on the warmth of your kitchen.
  7. When loaf has doubled, turn oven up to 475-500 degrees Fahrenheit. With a kitchen shears, snip slits in the top of your loaf and lightly dust with flour.
  8. Bake for 15-30 or until loaf is golden brown.
  9. OPTIONAL TIP: During the baking, you can pour ½ cup of water 2-3 times into the bottom of your oven to create steam in the oven. This will help your loaf create a crisp exterior and aid the browning process.

 

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