Tomato-cilantro bread

Yield: 95 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 tablespoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
½ cup Fresh cilantro leaves, firmly packed
1 Whole green onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 Tomatoes, seeded and quartered
1 tablespoon Tomato paste
¾ cup Sugar
3 larges Eggs

Makes one 9x5 loaf

Preheat oven to 350 F. Place flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cumin in work bowl of food processor with metal blade and process for 2 seconds. Move dry ingredients to another bowl.

Process cilantro and green onion for 5 seconds. Add tomatoes and tomato paste and process until tomatoes are pureed, about 10 seconds.

Add sugar and process for 30 seconds, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs and process for 1 minute, or until mixture becomes fluffy. Return dry ingredients to processor and combine by turning machine on and off 4 to 5 times until mixture is just incorporated.

Pour mixture into greased and floured 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan.

Spread the mixture evenly and bake at 350 F for 45 minutes or until browned. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes and turn onto wire rack to cool completely.

This bread is great alone or with butter. For a sensational treat, spread the bread with Jalapeno Cream Cheese.

JALAPENO CREAM CHEESE

4 oz cream cheese 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (vary to taste) Whip cream cheese until soft and mix in chopped jalapeno.

Savory Southwest by Judy Hille Walker From the collection of Jim Vorheis

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