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Italian Herb Bread I Recipe

Italian Herb Bread I

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"This aromatic bread can be served with dinner, or the dough can be used for pizza."

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Original recipe makes 2 loaves Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    2 hrs 40 mins


  1. Mix yeast, warm water, and white sugar together in a large bowl. Set aside for five minutes, or until mixture becomes foamy.
  2. Stir olive oil, salt, herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, cheese, and 3 cups flour into the yeast mixture. Gradually mix in the next three cups of flour. Dough will be stiff.
  3. Knead dough for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it is smooth and rubbery. Place in an oiled bowl, and turn to cover the surface of the dough with oil. Cover with a damp linen dish towel. Allow to rise for one hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.
  4. Punch dough down to release all the air. Shape into two loaves. Place loaves on a greased cookie sheet, or into two greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise until doubled in size, about a 30 minutes.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Remove loaves from pan(s), and let cool on wire racks for at least 15 minutes before slicing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 14, 2003

This was very good. I cut the recipe in half, used Parmesan cheese, and used spelt flour for half the flour. The end results were delicious. This would make excellent pizza dough. It went great with fettuccine alfredo.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 14, 2003

my bread did not get done in the middle so i had to cook it for a total time of 45 minutes.

Apr 14, 2003

My loaf did not fully get cooked in the middle of the bread for some reason. It smelled and tasted good, though, but it was a lot of hard work kneading in all 6 cups flour - my arms felt like they were going to fall off! Plus it took more than the 30 minutes to prepare it, simply to knead the dough (It gets REALLY stiff). Everyone who ate it loved it, but I'm not sure if I'll make it again because of the elbow grease involved.

Apr 14, 2003

This bread was great! The directions were so easy to follow and even though I wasn't able to incorporate all 6 cups of flour to the dough, it turned out just fine and it smelled delicious. The only bad thing was that I made it for another family and so I didn't get to eat any!

Apr 14, 2003

Wow........This is my first time making bread. This is the best. I can see myself eating this ALLLL DAYYYY. Wouldn't change a thing! Full of flavor!

Apr 14, 2003

This was fabulous! I made 1 loaf as bread and the other portion for pan pizza. I sliced the bread and added mozzarella to it and ran it under the broiler - then added garlic and butter...fantastic. For the pizza, I also used the 'Exquisite Pizza Sauce' found on this website. Everyone loved it!

Apr 14, 2003

it was pretty good, i used it as bread so i added a lot more spices and it was still a little bland, but good consistancy to where if you play with the spices it is a good base to go by.

Apr 14, 2003

Yumm, very good recipe for pizza. I baked it on a pizza stone and the whole house was aromatic and the pizza was delicious. (Also: I added crushed hot pepper to the dough because I like spiciness.)


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  • Calories
  • 161 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 322 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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