Thursday, March 19, 2009

Garlic-Herb Bread

Garlic-Herb Bread

This is a bread machine recipe.
Makes 1.5 lb. loaf

1 1/4 c. water
1 tbs. olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 1/4 c. bread flour
2 tbs. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. Italian herb blend
1 1/2 tsp. yeast

1. Measure and add liquid ingredients to the bread pan.

2. Measure, mix together 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 into contact with a liquid when you are adding ingredients.
Measure the yeast and carefully pour it into the well/hole.

4. Snap the baking pan into the breadmaker and close the lid.

5. Press "select" button to choose the Basic setting.

6. Press the "crust color" button to choose light, medium or dark crust.

7. Press the "Start/Stop" button.

This recipe is from the little cookbook
that came with my Oster 2.b Expressbake Breadmaker.

This smells wonderful while baking and is delicious also.

I made this earlier so that we would have bread for sandwiches tomorrow.



"Farmer, is the harvest ready
For we must have bread?"
"Go and look at all my fields,"
Is what the farmer said.

So we ran and saw the wheat
Standing straight and tall.
"There's your bread," the farmer said.
"Have no fear at all."

"Miller, is the flour ready
For we must have bread?"
"Go and look in all my sacks,"
Is what the miller said.

So we ran and saw the flour,
Soft and white as snow.
"There's your four," the miller said,
As we turned to go.

"Mother, is the oven ready
For we must have bread?"
"Go and open wide the door,"
Is what our mother said.

So we ran and saw the loaves
Crisp and brown to see.
"There's your bread," our mother said,
"Ready for your tea."

H.E. Wilkinson
Taken from: The Book of 1,000 Poems.


Bren said...

That bread looks amazing!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

The bread looks and sounds yummy! I really need to use our bread machine more.

Marla said...

The bread looks yummy. I don't have a bread machine.

FlowerLady said...

Bren ~ That bread was delicious.

Catherine ~ Once you start using your bread machine, you'll want to use it more. It is so nice to come in from puttering outside to the wonderful aroma of baking bread.

Marla ~ I got my bread machine about 9-10 years ago. Love it. If you do get one, make sure you get one where the paddle that kneads the bread comes out, for easier cleaning.

The bread machine is also great for mixing up pizza dough.

Happy Baking ~ FlowerLady