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Garlic-Herb Braid Recipe
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Garlic-Herb Braid Recipe

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Savory flavors of rosemary, dill, garlic and basil blend beautifully in this homey loaf that goes great with almost any main dish. Get ready for oohs and aahs when you bring this tender and impressive braid to the table! Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) quick-rise yeast
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

169 calories: 1 slice, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and seasonings. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, water and cubed butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each into a 15-in. rope. Place ropes on a greased baking sheet, and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaf in heavy-duty foil. To use, thaw at room temperature.
    Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Garlic-Herb Braid in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p58


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justmbeth
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Bread turned out good but I do not think I'm a fan of this combination of herbs in the bread."

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grossy6
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"this is the best and it looks amazing"

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wjamanda
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"This bread turned out wonderful! It looks like you slaved over it for hours and makes a wonderful presentation on the table! I brushed my hot loaf with butter and dusted it with parmesan cheese and a dash of garlic salt and parsley! Will be making again soon!"

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cnshumate
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"This bread was great. I left out the dill."

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IslandWife
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Easy and delicious!!"

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sandyekren
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"I loved this. It was easy, pretty and tasted delicious."

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3152004703
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"This is an amazing recipe! Since I found it I have been making it time and time again with requests for more!"

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mncaudill
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Excellent bread and easy to make! To speed up the rising, I invert the lid on a crockpot and place the baking sheet with the dough on top of it. Turn the crockpot on low and it provides the perfect amount of warmth to allow the bread to rise...even in a cold kitchen."

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kmu021
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"Easy and delicious!! I will be making this a lot more often!!"

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dmgreco
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I made this bread for Mother's Day and it came out looking just like the picture! It tasted great and was a hit at dinner."

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