Four Pepper Cajun Bread

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  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast


  1. Place all of the ingredients into the bread machine pan (with the exception of those ingredients listed under "add at beep"). Select the basic or white cycle and press start.
  2. About 10 minutes after the machine has started kneading the dough, open the lid and check the consistency of the dough. The dough should be starting to form a smooth round ball. When you touch the dough with your finger it should be slightly tacky to the touch but no dough should remain on your finger when you pull it away.
  3. If the dough is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time (allowing the machine to knead for a few minutes or so between additions) until the dough is the proper consistency. If the dough is too wet add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time (allowing the machine to knead for a minute or so between additions) until the dough is the proper consistency. These types of adjustments are not unusual and don't mean there is something wrong with the recipe.
  4. If this recipe has "add at beep" ingredients either turn on the add ingredients beep function, choose your machines cycle that has an add ingredients beep or if your machine has neither of these you need to add these ingredients during the last 10 minutes of your machines final kneading cycle.
  5. After the machine has beeped to indicate the bread is done, open the machine's lid leave for 10 minutes, then remove the pan with the bread from the machine and gently remove the bread from the pan (invert and shake until it slides out). Place bread on a cooling rack and allow it to cool for 30 minutes at least before slicing.
  6. To store the bread, store it unsliced in a heavy plastic bag. Use the bread with in a day or so.