Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Fresh Herb Bread

If you have a bread maker making fresh bread to go with soups or stews should be second nature. Homemade bread has so much more flavour than the shop made variety. One can ring the changes on a basic recipe to make something very special. This recipe uses fresh herbs. Buy a few herb plants and plant them outside your kitchen door - they flourish well in the Zimbabwe climate and once you are used to using them you will never go back to dried herbs out of a packet! This bread cuts well and has the most amazing aroma. It smells so good fresh from baking it is hard to resist letting it cool before eating! 1 cup Plus 2 tbl milk 2 tablespoons Margarine or butter 3 cups flour 2 tsp Chopped fresh sage leaves 1 tbl Chopped fresh basil leaves 1 tbl Chopped fresh oregano leaves 2 tsp Chopped fresh thyme leaves 1/4 cup Chopped fresh parsley 2 tbl Sugar 1 tsp Salt 1 1/2 tsp Yeast (dry) Place on the ingredients in the bread machine in the order they appear above. It is important to do this so that the yeast does not come into contact with the liquid too soon. Select basic white cycle. Use medium or light crust colour.

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