Flavorful Herb Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
Makes1 loaf (16 slices)
For those of you who would like info on a traditional bread making method for this recipe, it is no different than following any other traditional recipe. Start with the liquids, egg, add the instant yeast, then sugar (or pre-risen traditional yeast/sugar/ water for ten minutes) then half the flour; add the salt (never let the salt touch the yeast directly or it can affect how the bread rises). Add the rest of the flour. Oil a bowl; let rise about an hour and 15-30 mins. until double or when you poke your finger into the dough your thumbprint leaves an indentation. Make into buns or bread. Let rise until double about 45-60 mins. depending how warm your kitchen is; I usually turn the thermostat up to 25c; the dough will rise beautifully! Bake 18 mins. @ 400 for buns until golden or 20 mins. for small bread pans and 22-25 for regular loaf pans. I never use the cook cycle in the bread machine as I find this is a good way to ruin a great recipe. For me it is a bread mixer only. I’ve been making bread this way for over 30 years; including sweet and specialty doughs. Any bread machine recipe can be converted this way. I have used traditional, instant, pizza and bread machine yeast interchangeably all this time. The only thing to remember is that the yeast must be put into the liquids. If not, bits of yeast will be throughout your cooked bread. Regular recipes can be converted to bread machine recipes in kind successfully by dividing by the number of cups of flour your machine uses. Example: traditional recipe calls for 12 cups flour and your machine calls for 4 cups; divide all the ingredients by 3 except the yeast which I always use 1 1/2 for white flour only and 2 tsps for white and grain flours because of their heavier weight. Hope this helps!
You can find bread machines at Thrift Stores now, $5-10 each! I bought 2 so I can make 1 more for a gift. E-Z P-Z! This worked well but I like to use Italian Seasoning from an herb bottle. It has a variety of seasonings.
It looks great but I don’t have a bread machine.
Really wish that there were steps where others without the bread machine could make it, it sounds like it would be delicious. :(
The settings on bread machines bake the bread for a programmed amount of time; then signal when the cycle is over. I LOVE my machine!
I'd love to make this bread in the traditional fashion (don't have a bread machine), but the instructions don't say how long the bread is suppose to bake (just says "bake according to bread machine directions." How long is that?
Best bread ever. My daughter-in-law had to make it for me ,as I don't have a bread machine and there were no manual directions. It's especially good toasted and slathered with butter-(OK I know that's not healthy- but it's delicious!)
Digital scales are really cheap these days. Cups and teaspoons are inaccurate for the weighing of ingredients. It doesn't take too much more time to record the weight for a recipe. The results are so much better. Please do it. Thanks
Easy to make and tastes great!