Herb & Cheese Bread

Herb & Cheese Bread

Oh Oh OH…..I can’t believe this bread recipe!! Unassuming, one of my favorite words btw, is this little cook book! Keeping to my promise of making sure this year I buy very little bread, I am digging through my stash of cook

The cookbook

The cookbook

books.  I went in search of the cookbook that came with my bread machine yet couldn’t find it anywhere. But what I did find that day was a 1993 Fleischmanns Yeast “Best ever Breads” cookbook. I told you I have been making bread for a long time and in the very back of this cookbook it has a very limited selection of Machine Bread recipes. Just had to try one and was pleasantly surprised. I entered the ingredients exactly as they were listed but I didn’t have the milk powder. So I skipped it and stayed true to the rest of the recipe. A chronic problem I have…..just don’t tell anyone coming for dinner.

Here is what we got.

HERB & CHEESE BREAD

1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons water

The Mix

The Mix

1 1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups bread flour

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons instant dry milk powder

2 Tablespoons sugar (ooops I did use honey instead)

2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast

2 teaspoons Italian seasonings

I used the medium setting for crust, and basic bread button. Three hours later the house smelled DEvine!!! Literally. I

Dough

Dough

like this recipe better than any of the ones that I posted last year. So, off to get some milk powder (and reading the ingredients to see if I will actually use it next time) but will be making this recipe this year a lot!

This went lovely with my carrot ginger soup. Honestly, the soup was light and zippy and the bread was so very nice and herby…..with that parmesan cheese in it that must have made it so much more spongy!  Oh, can’t wait to serve it to friends this week.

We put on some great tunes from Shawn Colvin’s “Cover Girl” cd which I had thought was lost so very long ago. Don’t you just love it when you find something that you have thought long lost? Almost like a good friend you haven’t seen in awhile. Just puts a smile on your face. Ahhhh. We sang “Twilight” by Robbie Robertson……….into the late evening.

Bella Bread

Bella Bread

Enjoy the budding spring, minutes more of daylight and happy trails with happy tails!

I wore my mini Napa Apron, danced around and made sure we had plenty of butter in the house!

Bon Appétit!

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