This herb and garlic bread will have you feeling hungry as it bakes in the bread machine, the aroma is so good. Excellent for pairing with a bowl of soup, though it is so good for sandwiches as well.
Herb and Parmesan Bread
- 1 1/3 cup water
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic
- 3 Tbsp minced or crumbled herbs* blend
- 480 grams all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese*
- 2¼ tsp dry yeast
This bread recipe requires a bread machine that can make a 2 pound loaf. Some smaller machines don’t go this big, so be sure to check. Zojirushi bread machines warm the ingredients for you, with other brands of bread machines use warm water instead, at the temperature called for, and stack the ingredients as called for in the manual.
Add ingredients in order listed. Set loaf for standard white bread, medium crust.
Check during the first kneading cycle, to make sure everything is mixing.
Once fully cooled, store in a sealed bread bag, and use within 2 days for best results. This slices well for freezing. We take out slices at night, put in a sandwich box, and let thaw in the refrigerator overnight for sandwiches.
Makes one 2 pound loaf.
Use fresh herbs, finely minced, or use freeze-dried herbs. If you haven’t tried freeze-dried herbs, they work so well in bread.
For the Parmesan cheese, I used the “green can” type, not freshly grated. I find it works better in baked goods and mixes in better.
Weighing the flour is important with bread machines, measuring can often add far more flour.