Italian Herb Bread

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Serves 8 servings
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I always thought that making homemade bread was difficult, but it’s really not! Especially when I knead the dough with my Kitchenaid mixer. If you don’t have one, I highly recommend it.

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  • 1
    .25 oz. package active dry yeast
  • 1 Cup
    warm water (110 degrees F)
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 2 Tablespoons
    olive oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon
  • 1/2 Tablespoon
    dried basil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    onion powder
  • 1/4 Cup
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 Cups
    bread flour


  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 1 1/2 cups flour into the yeast mixture. Gradually mix in the next 1 1/2 cups of flour. Dough will be stiff.

  3. Knead dough for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it is smooth and rubbery. (If using a mixer, only knead for a few minutes.) 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 a loaf. Place loaf on a greased cookie sheet, or into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Allow to rise until doubled in size, about a 30 minutes.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Remove loaf from pan, and let cool on wire racks for at least 15 minutes before slicing.

4 reviews for Italian Herb Bread

  1. Jordin


    Amazing! I love this bread!

  2. Don


    Wonderful bread! I love the texture of the loaf. Made 2 loaves but added a teaspoon of thyme to one (I liked the thyme loaf more). Went very well with my chicken salad!

  3. Julian


    I made this for use with some Antipasti. I’ve only been baking bread a few months, and this is the first one that I’ve found that is perfect.
    I made the same dough, leaving out the herbs, just yeast, flour, water, oils Salt. Sugar (amounts as per the recipe)….. OMG.!
    I’ve made loads of loaves. Loads of Breads. This by far the easiest. And so, so simple. Don’t mess with the quantities…… it’s just perfect

  4. BNH


    This is my go-to recipe for bread. Thank you for sharing!

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