This savory, delicious herb bread was a winner at my "cards and games" dinner!The pretty loaves get their deep golden color from whole wheat flour and eggs in the dough. The bread goes well with soup or salad, and it makes great toast, too.
"My sister is raising two little girls but always makes time to bake homemade bread," writes Sandy Vias, San Leandro, California. "They like this loaf best. It's studded with fruit and nuts, and terrific toasted and spread with butter.
I've been making this bread for many years. It smells so good in the oven and tastes even better. I make bread almost every Saturday, and it doesn't stay around long with our sons home from college in the summer.
Meet the Cook: As the cook for our local volunteer fire department, I'm a nonstop recipe clipper. This one's been a constant in my file for years. It's great for grabbing and going, and a good lunch dish, too.
Here on our farm, my husband - who's also a teacher - and I have cattle and hogs plus one chicken who furnishes many of our eggs. We are the parents of a 6-year-old daughter.
-Kathy Wells, Brodhead, Wisconsin
My family waits expectantly for me to bake this beautiful sweet bread every year at this time. The tempting aroma as it's baking fills the kitchen and makes everybody eager for a thick slice of this yummy treat. —Linda Eager, Harlan, Indiana
This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, who received it from her mother! It was a standard treat in their family, made nearly every week. Now I make this dish for my own family for special occasions.
WHEN this old-fashioned bread is baking, it reminds me of childhood and the warm, inviting aromas that greeted me when I got home from school.
The light sweet flavor, crispy crust and hearty texture of this bread made for a special treat when Mom baked it for us. I hope I am leaving the same delicious memory for my family.
-Gloria Murtha, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania