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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 113.6
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 219.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Herb Bread

Submitted by: RANDYW41
Herb Bread

Introduction

Easy to make Herb Bread Easy to make Herb Bread
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    Flour, white, 3 cups
    Salt, 1.5 tsp
    Sugar, 4 tsp
    Active Dry Yeast, 8.75 gram(s)
    Water, tap, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
    Basil, 1 tbsp
    Oregano, ground, 1 tbsp
    Parsley, dried, 1 tbsp
    Canola Oil, 3 tbsp

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Directions

Reserve 1/4 cup of flour
Reserve 1 tbsp of canola oil
Reserve 1 tsp of sugar

In a cereal sized bowl, combine the yeast, 1/4 cup of flour, and 1 tsp of sugar. To this add 1/2 cup of warm water, about 90 degrees. Mix gently with a fork till everything mixes well.
Set aside for 20 minutes.
In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients.
After 20 minutes, if yeast has started to bubble, add the yeast mixture to your dry ingredients. Begin stirring with a spoon. You may need additional warm water. Dough should be slightly sticky. When dough pulls away cleanly from bowl, dump out the dough onto a floured cutting board. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Sprinkle dough lightly with flour to keep it from sticking to your hands.
Clean out the bowl you used to mix the dough. Now add the reserved 1 tbsp of oil to the bowl, then put the dough back into the bowl. Roll it around to make sure the oil covers the entire ball of dough.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, or a flour dusted kitchen towel. Set it aside for 1 hour, till doubled in size.
I can usually get the dough to rise a little more quickly by placing the bowl inside a larger bowl filled halfway with warm water.
Once the dough has risen, dump out the dough onto the cutting board, using sprinkles of flour - just enough to keep it from sticking to your hands - and knead it for about 3 minutes.
I like round shaped breads, so I shape the dough into a round ball, then place it on a flour dusted cookie sheet. I then coat the dough lightly with oil, letting it rise for about another 1 1/2 hours, covered with plastic wrap. Once it has risen a second time, I gently make two small cuts with a serrated knife, across the top of the bread, like a plus sign, then I place the cookie sheet with the bread into a 400 degree oven for about thirty minutes.
If you want a really crusty top, using a spray bottle filled with tap water, give the top of the bread a couple of quick sprays about halfway through the baking process, then let it finish baking. Test bread for done-ness with a tooth pick inserted into the thickest part of the bread. If it comes out clean, it's done. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Let the bread cool completely before attempting to cut slices. I store mine in large freezer bags.
Note: Let bread cool completely before putting it into freezer bags, or you'll get moisture in the bags and then you'll have soggy bread.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RANDYW41.





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  • this was delicious I made dinner rolls!! - 2/23/10

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  • Turned out perfectly! I changed the spices to all dill and my friends and family loved it! Today I'm going to tried it with diced green chiles and cheese! - 11/15/08

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  • I made this bread in my bread machine and it turned out delicious. The amounts were correct and I had a nice loaf. Used it instead of spaghetti noodles with my chicken marinara. Great. Thanks - 11/5/07

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