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Cracked Pepper Bread

 Cracked Pepper Bread
I love my bread machine and am always trying new recipes in it. This bread is one of my successes. When it's baking, the whole kitchen smells wonderful. Basil, garlic, chives and Parmesan cheese give this tall tender loaf a real Italian flavor.—Joy McMillan, The Woodlands, Texas
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions

  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by
  • manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and
  • loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions
  • (check the dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (2 pounds, 16 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 141 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 319 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.