Herb Bread Loaves Recipe
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Herb Bread Loaves Recipe

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The ladies from our church have frequent bake sales, and this bread is always a hot item. It only takes one taste to understand why that's so!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups warm water (120° to 130°)
  • Milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 99 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/4 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar, salt, herbs, onion, oil and water. Beat with an electric mixer on low until moistened, then beat for 3 minutes at medium. By hand, stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a stiff dough. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Shape into two balls and place in two greased 2-qt. casseroles. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes. Remove from casseroles to cool on wire rack. Yield: 2 loaves (40 slices).
Originally published as Herb Bread in Country Extra March 1992, p47

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Aula User ID: 1127835 221709
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Excellent bread. Took it to our friends' home where we had dinner and they wanted the recipe. I only have 2 1/2 qt. casseroles but that worked fine."

marebare1956 User ID: 3413668 40058
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"This is an excellent bread!!! Has a nice texture and smells wonderful while baking. Gave a loaf to a friend of mine who is a physicians assistant and she still talks about it."

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