John's Favorite Herb Bread

Summary

Yield
2 Servings
Source

Gillum House B & B

Prep time1 hour
Recipe Typesbreads

Description

This recipe is for 2 loaves but can easily be reduced or increased. The servings will say 2 becasue it is 2 loaves.

Ingredients

2 1⁄2cwarm water
2pkactive dry yeast
4Tunsweetened applesauce
4Tsugar
6call-purpose flour
1Tcaraway seeds
1tnutmeg
2tdried sage
2tparsley flakes

Instructions

Put the very warm water into a large bowl. Sprinkle the yeast and then the sugar into the bowl. wait 5 minutes to verify that the yeast is clumping ("growing" - thi is called proofing the yeast). Then add half the flour, nutmeg,  herbs, and applesauce and beat well with a spoon (yes, you can use a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes). Add the remaining flour and mix in with the spoon. Cover with a cloth and let raise for about 15 minutes or so in a warm kitchen until doubled. Stir it down and spread evenly in 2 - 9 x 5 bread pans sprayed with non-stick. Cover and let raise. Bake in a pre-heated 375 F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until brown. Remove from pans immediately and put on rack to cool.

Notes

Note: I have given amounts for dried herbs assuming many will not have fresh herbs available. When using herbs (sage & parsley) from your herb garden, I just pick a handfull of each and chop them finely with the chef's knife to make a handful of fresh herbs. This makes wonderful tukey or chicken sandwiches.