Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried ones?
While this recipe calls for dried basil, parsley, and rosemary, you can certainly use fresh herbs if you prefer. Keep in mind that the flavors of fresh herbs are more potent, so you may need to adjust the quantities accordingly. A general guideline is to use three times the amount of fresh herbs compared to dried herbs. Try different amounts until you reach your desired flavor level.
Can I substitute all-purpose flour for bread flour?
While bread flour is recommended for this recipe due to its higher protein content, you can substitute all-purpose flour if needed. The resulting bread may have a slightly different texture and may not rise as much, but it will still be delicious.
Herb Bread Machine Recipe
Tags: Herb bread
Dive into the aromatic flavors of fresh herbs with this delightful herb bread recipe. Herb bread will transport you to a culinary paradise with the essence of basil, parsley, and rosemary. The combination of these herbs will also provide antioxidants and potential digestive and anti-inflammatory benefits combined with the healthy olive oil in the recipe.
Perfectly suited for your bread machine, the herb bread recipe below guarantees a hassle-free baking experience. The combination of robust white bread flour, a touch of olive oil, and a hint of sweetness from granulated sugar creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave your taste buds craving for more. Whether you're serving it alongside a hearty soup, making sandwiches, or simply enjoying it on its own, this herb-infused bread is sure to become a favorite in your household.
Now go down to the recipe below and make herb bread for your loved ones today!
Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Basic (#1)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: Yes
Weight Option: Yes
- Loaf size: 2 pounds (1000 grams)
1½ cups water (at room temperature)
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups strong white bread flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1½ teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
- Loaf size: 2 ½ pounds (1250 grams)
1¾ cups water (at room temperature)
4 tablespoons olive oil
5 cups strong white bread flour
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2¼ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dried basil
1½ teaspoons dried parsley
1½ teaspoons dried rosemary
2¼ teaspoons instant dry yeast
- Loaf size: 3 pounds (1500 grams)
2 cups water (at room temperature)
5 tablespoons olive oil
6 cups strong white bread flour
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
2½ teaspoons salt
2½ teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
2½ teaspoons instant dry yeast
Open the lid of the bread maker and remove the pan from the machine by pulling it upward.
Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.
Add all of the ingredients to the bread pan in the order listed.
Put the bread pan back in the bread machine, pressing it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.
Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.
Use the “Program” button to select program #1 for the basic cycle.
Press the “Color” button to choose your desired crust color.
Press the “Size” button to choose the weight of the loaf you are making. The time display will also change as you select the size of the bread since larger loaves take longer to cook.
Press the “Start” button to start the bread-making cycle.
The machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the bread-making cycle is finished. Open the lid at this time and remove the bread pan out by using a pot holder.
If you do not remove the loaf immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle to keep the bread warm for one hour.
After taking the bread pan out of the machine, flip the pan over and gently tap it to remove the bread. Make sure the kneading paddles are taken out of the bread loaf.
Your herb bread is ready.
Slice it and enjoy!
RECIPE NOTES FOR HER BREAD:
If you prefer a softer crust, you can brush the top of the bread with melted butter as soon as it comes out of the bread machine.
For a stronger herb flavor, you can increase the quantities of basil, parsley, and rosemary according to your taste preference.
HOW TO STORE HERB BREAD:
You can store the slices of herb bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days and in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
You can freeze the leftover slices of herb bread as well. They feel as fresh as newly baked when you thaw and toast them.