Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Parmesan Herb Bread

This is a lovely bread to serve with pasta! The herbs and cheese really make the kitchen smell good while it's baking too! :) I use the Real Parmesan cheese in the shaker container for the dough and then add freshly grated Parmesan cheese over the top before baking. If you don't have bread flour, this recipe will work using just all-purpose flour. I think the bread flour makes for a lighter bread though. Also, feel free to add more water if necessary to get your dough to the right consistency. I prefer a softer dough; again, I think it makes for a lighter bread.

Parmesan Herb Bread

1 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil (I use the light tasting)
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons bread machine yeast OR 1 packet active dry yeast (If using active dry yeast, dissolve it in the warm water before combining with the remaining ingredients.)

Mix, knead and let your dough rise until doubled using your favorite method; bread machine, manual or stand mixer. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a long loaf, slash tops with a sharp knife and sprinkle with a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese. You could also shape and bake the bread in a 9 x 5 x 3-inch bread pan. Let rise in a warm place until doubled. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes, 30 minutes if using a standard loaf pan, or until golden brown.

Linking up with Heidi and Dolly for The Country Homemaker Hop.


SweetLand Farm said...

I have an herb bread like this one without the cheese. But next time I make it I'll throw in some cheese. I like cheese!!!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Bread looks delicious

3rnigerians said...

We want smellovision. Michelle and I are sitting here drooling as we read this...

Rose Jesky said...

That bread looks so good. I love to make bread to go with a meal. I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing it.

Mary said...

These loaves are just darn gorgeous, Candy. I need to make them! :)

Kristina said...

That look so good. I need to re-stock my supplies and make this. Yum!

Paula said...

Mmm, I can smell that bread up here!

Robyn said...

Looks wonderful, Candy. I made some French bread a while back and added a package of dry Ranch seasoning. It was a little different, but tasty.

Anonymous said...

This looks so good! Hopefully, I'll have time to bake some of this after the girls have their kids. I just love home baked bread.