Sunday, February 7, 2010

Herb Bread

This is ACTUALLY the first time I have ever made bread...and I don't mean to brag...but DAMN! It was so good! I made the Herb Bread from The Joy of Cooking...which is actually their Milk Bread + herbs. Here's the recipe with my changes:


3 tbsp. warm water
1 package active dry yeast
1 c. warm milk (microwave for 1 1/2 minutes)
5 tbsp. butter, melted
3 tbsp. sugar
1 lg. egg
1 tsp. salt
2 c. flour (+ about 3 more cups)
Melted butter
1 tsp. dill
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 tbsp. parsley
1/2 tsp. oregano


Dissolve yeast in warm water. Meanwhile, mix warm milk, melter butter, sugar, egg, and salt. Add yeast and 2 cups flour.Gradually add rest of flour until not sticky, but still moist. Add herbs. Knead for about 10 minutes. Cover and let rise in an oiled bowl for an hour. Place into bread pan, let rise for another hour. Preheat oven to 375 F. Brush melted butter on top of bread. Let bake until just golden. Brush on more butter, bake for about 5 minutes, and then remove from oven.

Here is a picture of the sandwich I made for lunch today with the bread. SOOO yummy!


  1. Wait how did you know to add 3 cups? And I think you learned how to make herb bread about 150 Thursdays too late. :(