• Servings 1 loaf
  • Prep 60 min
  • Cook 35-40 min
  • Cuisine
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Fresh Herb Bread


  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups warm milk
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 2 and 2/3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh mixed herbs (dill, chives, thyme, parsley)
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • additional milk


  • Stir sugar into warm milk and sprinkle with yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the surface is frothy.
  • Stir gently to moisten any dry particles remaining on top.
  • Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl, then pour in the yeast mixture and combine to make a dough.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Grease and flour a standard sized loaf pan.
  • On a floured surface, knead the herbs and pepper into risen dough, the place in the loaf pan.
  • Cut the surface of the loaf diagonally with a sharp knife in several places.
  • Cover loaf and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Brush loaf with milk.
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
  • If the loaf is becoming too brown on top during cooking, cover with foil.

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