Garlic Herb Bubble Loaf Recipe
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Garlic Herb Bubble Loaf Recipe

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I adapted an old sour cream bread recipe for this deliciously different pull-apart loaf that smells heavenly while baking. It has a light crust, tender interior and lots of herb and butter flavor. We think it's wonderful with a hot bowl of potato soup. -Katie Crill, Priest River, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 140 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Divide dough into 36 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. In a shallow bowl, combine butter, garlic and herbs. Dip each ball in mixture; place in an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown (cover loosely with foil if bread browns too quickly). Remove from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds 16 slices).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Originally published as Garlic Herb Bubble Loaf in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p29

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AmandaLG User ID: 7486505 244165
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2016

"My family and I love this recipe, I brought it to Christmas dinner and was told to just plan on bringing it again and again! It is soft and moist with a good combination of herbs and butter."

Willieswifejw User ID: 7407016 27810
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Yummy! I changed out the butter with olive oil. It was delicious!"

Sakkano User ID: 6358809 74510
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"I used this recipe as a base to make a pizza crust. It's always been bery tasty"

mel7445 User ID: 3057977 203779
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"Very easy and delicious! I made a batch to go with lasagna, and these were well received."

Spiffy64 User ID: 5125460 71474
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"I really like this bread. It has a nice flavor and is pretty good all around. When I make the butter stuff, I leave out the rosemary since I never have it-it still turns out very yummy. I have also just made it in a regular 13x9 pan, with a single layer-so more like garlic herb rolls but...I like it that way, plus it doesn't take as long to bake!"

karen8666 User ID: 4031330 28571
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"Our family loved it. I substituted onion power for rosemary. Served with pizza casserole and dipped bread in warm spaghetti sauce. A big hit with the kids."

time2cook User ID: 1877649 44412
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2009

"This one is a hit at my house. Have shared it with the neighbors and they love it also. Quick to fix and wonderful with fresh herbs from the garden. I stir the dough instead of digging out the bread machine and it still turns out great."

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