Superb Herb Bread Recipe
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Superb Herb Bread Recipe

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Caraway, poppy seed, sage and nutmeg give this tender bread its superb flavor. "I received a blue ribbon at our fall festival for this recipe," notes Doris White of De Land, Illinois. "My bread machine makes it convenient to prepare the dough for this loaf—it's light, delicious and the wheat flour makes it extra nutritious."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup warm fat-free milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 109 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In bread machine pan, place the milk, egg, 1 tablespoon butter, sugar, salt, caraway seeds, poppy seeds, onion, sage, nutmeg, flours and yeast in the 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 the cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Punch down; shape into a loaf. Place in a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack. Melt remaining butter; brush over loaf. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Originally published as Superb Herb Bread in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p12

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 89474
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"I finally made this bread after clipping the recipe years ago and I don't know why I waited so long. Not only is this bread delicious, it is actually one of the easiest breads I have ever made. The bread machine does all the kneading and then you let it rise and then bake it and it's done. I thought that I wouldn't like the combination of herbs/spices in this bread, but when baked, they are delicious and not overpowering. Great recipe!!!!"

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