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Herb Swirl Bread

 Herb Swirl Bread
This pretty and palate-pleasing bread is a nice alternative to garlic bread. I make it whenever we have lasagna or spaghetti, which is quite often! —Laura Dix, Sylacauga, Alabama
16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • HERB FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Cornmeal

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In
  • a saucepan, heat the water and oil to 120°-130°. Add to dry
  • ingredients; beat until well blended. Stir in enough remaining flour
  • to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley, chives, garlic powder

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Herb Swirl Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and seasoned salt. Punch dough down; turn onto a lightly floured
  • surface. Roll into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Spread filling to
  • within 1 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a
  • short side; pinch seam to seal.
  • Grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place loaf seam
  • side down on prepared pan. With a sharp knife, make several shallow
  • diagonal slashes across top of loaf. Cover and let rise in a warm
  • place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pan to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 126 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.