Italian Herb Bread – 2 LB. Loaf (Bread Machine)


I just made this herb bread – it’s super fantastic and ultra easy.  I threw all the ingredients in in the morning; I’d estimate it took about five minutes to put it all in and clean up!  I’ve made many bread machine recipes: cheese bread, whole wheat bread, dark rye pumpernickel, and more I have forgotten.  This is a good one!  Here’s the recipe:

Remember to follow your bread machine’s instructions for order of ingredient placement.


  • 1 and 1/4 cup water (I used lukewarm)
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 and 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley (I crushed all the herbs with my fingers to release more flavor before adding to pan).
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. dried onion flakes (I just used a dash of onion powder)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (I just used a few dashes)
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast



  1. Measure and add liquid ingredients to the bread pan, fitted with paddle.
  2. Measure and add dry ingredients (EXCEPT YEAST) to the bread pan.
  3. Use your finger to form a well (hole) in the flour where you will pour the yeast.  Yeast must NEVER come in contact with a liquid when you are adding ingredients.  Measure the yeast and carefully pour it into the well.
  4. Snap the baking pan into the breadmaker and close lid.
  5. Choose your mode on your bread machine, mine said “French” bread.
  6. Press the loaf size button and select 2 LB.
  7. Select your crust color, I select medium.
  8. Press “Start”.



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