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Garlic Basil Bread

My family members have always been big on bread. And when I created this simple loaf, they asked for it time and again. if there is any left over, I like it for toast in the morning.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 2/3 cup warm milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup warm water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup warm sour cream (70° to 80°)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  • Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
Editor's Note
We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 100 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • jmkasprak
    Jul 7, 2011

    This bread is fantastic. It's quite moist and didn't dry out when cooled like a lot of bread machine recipes. I didn't feel like mincing fresh garlic, so I just used some dried minced onions, but I'm sure fresh garlic would make it even better.

  • BarryWillard
    Feb 16, 2011

    A Excellent recipe, very flavorful and delightful. We make toast on the 2nd and succeeding days, untill it's gone. This Basil Garlic Bread Recipe has replaced our "nooks & cranies" English Muffins, at the kitchen table.

  • cookjan
    Jan 4, 2009

    This bread is wonderful! Years back I used to make all of my bread from scratch and this bread comes out with such a good consistency and is very moist! This one is a keeper!!