Delicious Herb Bread

23 Feb

We find this Herb bread to be delicious especially for meat sandwiches.

For the past couple of months we have been absolutely loving this recipe for Herb Bread.  The recipe makes 3 regular sized loaves of bread.  You could easily divide the recipe by 1/3 to make just one loaf but I usually make 3.  This freezes very well or you can give a loaf or two to a friend.  It definately tastes like something you would get at a specialty sandwich shop. 

Mix together:

  • 3 3/4 c. warm water
  • 6 T. soft butter, dry milk powder, and sucanat or sugar.
  • 1 1/2 t. each of thyme, basil, marjoram, and chives.  If you happen to run out of one of them just increase all of the other spices to compensate for it.  I often run out of marjoram and the bread is still great. 😉
  • 4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3 T. yeast
  • 1 1/2 T. salt
  • Mix together in a bowl and let set for about 15 minutes.  Set the timer or you will definitely forget about it.  🙂  Add bread flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.  I think I usually add about 4-5 cups at this step.  Then knead for 6 minutes.  Form loaves and place in greased bread pans.  Let rise and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.  When it comes out of the oven I like to top it with just a tiny bit of soft butter to make the crust soft.

4 Responses to “Delicious Herb Bread”

  1. melinda February 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    is the 4-5 cups of bread flour in addition to the 4 cups of whole wheat flour?

    • emersonfamily February 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

      Yes you need a total of about 8-9 cups of total flour. I like to keep it half whole wheat and half bread flour. I find that I usually use about 3 cups of flour per loaf of bread. This recipe makes 3 loaves.

      • Heather July 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

        When you say “bread flour,” do you mean all-purpose flour or is there a different type of flour I need to get to make this recipe?

      • emersonfamily July 26, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

        There is a small difference between bread flour and all purpose flour. Bread flour tends to yield a nicer loaf of bread in my opinion. I always use bread flour in place of all purpose flour in a bread recipe. This recipe should work pretty well with regular all purpose flour. I have used all purpose in a pinch when I ran out of bread flour! Hope that your bread making is a success! I usually make at least 3 loaves at a time and then freeze the other two to save for later. It isn’t much trouble at all to make 3 loaves (or more) instead of 1. Take care!

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