Garden Patch Bread

July 3, 2013Teresa

This delightful homemade Garden Patch Bread recipe for the breadmaker is one I really enjoyed. It’s light and fluffy but filled with healthy ingredients from your garden, your CSA, or from the grocery store if you don’t have a garden! Breadmaker recipes are so easy since you only have to measure your ingredients and toss everything into the bread canister. The breadmaker does all the work.

Garden Patch Bread incorporates a lot of ingredients you’d expect to find in your garden, like shredded carrots, chopped green pepper and green onions, and it also uses tomato juice. As it happens, I made a batch of LaMadeleine’s Tomato-Basil Soup a week or so ago and I had some leftover tomato juice in the refrigerator so I was glad to be able to use some of it up in this recipe. The rest of the ingredients are typical breadmaker/homemade bread recipe ingredients. I used canola oil rather than butter so this recipe is also vegan.

I found this sensational recipe in the Better Homes and GardensThe Complete Guide to Bread Machine Baking,” cookbook, circa 1999. The only thing I changed was to increase the basil from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon in the recipe. I loved the result. As I said earlier, I really loved the taste of this delicious homemade bread. It had great texture and taste with flecks of green (from the basil, green onions, and green peppers) and flecks of orange (from the carrots) sprinkled throughout the bread. It was lovely!

If you’re looking for a hearty dinner bread that you can toss in your breadmaker, then consider this enjoyable bread recipe. You can serve it with any main dish. I served it with Beef Teriyaki last week. But you can serve it with any soup or salad as well. It’s also great served as a dipping bread or served with cheese. I loved the taste of this savory dinner bread, and I believe you will too!

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Garden Patch Bread uses up carrots, green bell pepper, green onions and tomato juice. The flavors co-mingle and are delicious.

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This is a great bread to serve with main dish entrees, but it’s also good with salads like Marinated Greek Salad!

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While I served the bread with Gruyere cheese, the bread itself is vegan.

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Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the bread.

Here’s what I did.

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Measure hot water into the bread canister. Add matchsticks carrots or grated carrots.

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Add tomato juice.

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Add diced bell pepper and diced green onions.

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Add oil or butter. I used canola oil. Add bread flour rather than regular flour. It has more gluten so the bread will raise properly. Add sugar. The next time I will probably make this with honey instead. Add salt, basil and yeast. Cook on regular bread setting. Mine took 3 hours 50 minutes and made a 2-lb. loaf.

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Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes before removing from canister. Butter (or oil if vegan) the top and sides of bread to prevent crust from becoming hard. Allow the bread to cool completely before cutting down.

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Here’s a close up. You can see all the carrot flecks and basil in the recipe!

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Garden Patch Bread is so easy to make. You just toss everything in the breadmaker and the breadmaker does the work!

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Garden Patch Bread had a wonderful taste to it. I think the tomato juice in the recipe added a lot to the savory taste. Doesn’t Garden Patch Bread look delicious?

Here’s the recipe.

GARDEN PATCH BREAD

(Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, The Complete Guide to Bread Machine Baking)

Print Recipe
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Tasty homemade bread using the breadmaker. This recipe uses tomato juice, diced green pepper, green onions, and carrots in the batter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Layer ingredients in bread canister in order given.
  2. Select the basic white bread cycle on your bread machine.
  3. Mine took 3 hours 50 minutes.
  4. Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes before removing from canister.
  5. Butter or oil the top and sides of bread to prevent crusts from hardening.
  6. Allow bread to cool completely before cutting down.
  7. About 20 half slices.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This recipe is for a 2-lb. loaf.

NOTE: Homemade bread has no preservatives so it must be stored in the refrigerator after 2 days.

NOTE: all-purpose flour does not contain the necessary gluten to bond the ingredients together as well as bread flour. The bread may turn out crumbly. For best results use bread flour.

NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, Complete Guide To Bread-Making.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Garden Patch Bread[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.bhg.com/” target=”_blank” title=”better homes and gardens”]Better Homes and Gardens[/url], [i][url href=”http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Bread-Machine-Baking/dp/0696209675/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392929672&sr=8-1&keywords=the+complete+guide+to+bread+machine+baking” target=”_blank” title=”the complete guide to bread machine baking”]The Complete Guide to Bread Machine Baking[/url][/i]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 20
Tasty homemade bread using the breadmaker. This recipe uses tomato juice, diced green pepper, green onions, and carrots in the batter.
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • 2/3 cup coarsely shredded carrots or matchsticks carrots
  • ½ cup tomato juice
  • 3 tbsp. diced green pepper
  • 3 tbsp. sliced green onions
  • 4 tsp. canola oil
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. sugar (or honey)
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. yeast
Instructions
  1. Layer ingredients in bread canister in order given.
  2. Select the basic white bread cycle on your bread machine.
  3. Mine took 3 hours 50 minutes.
  4. Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes before removing from canister.
  5. Butter or oil the top and sides of bread to prevent crusts from hardening.
  6. Allow bread to cool completely before cutting down.
  7. About 20 half slices.
 
Notes
This recipe is for a 2-lb. loaf.

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Garden Patch Bread is an incredibly delicious bread. You and your family are sure to love the zesty taste of this recipe.

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The texture came out really nicely, too.

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Serve bread with cheese, dipping oil, or spread with butter.

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Garden Patch Bread is sure to become a family favorite recipe!

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Print Recipe
Garden Patch Bread BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Tasty homemade bread using the breadmaker. This recipe uses tomato juice, diced green pepper, green onions, and carrots in the batter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Layer ingredients in bread canister in order given.
  2. Select the basic white bread cycle on your bread machine.
  3. Mine took 3 hours 50 minutes.
  4. Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes before removing from canister.
  5. Butter or oil the top and sides of bread to prevent crusts from hardening.
  6. Allow bread to cool completely before cutting down.
  7. About 20 half slices.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This recipe is for a 2-lb. loaf.

NOTE: Homemade bread has no preservatives so it must be stored in the refrigerator after 2 days.

NOTE: all-purpose flour does not contain the necessary gluten to bond the ingredients together as well as bread flour. The bread may turn out crumbly. For best results use bread flour.

NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, Complete Guide To Bread-Making.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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