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I love the taste and smell of this bread. I had to use more flour though than was called for. I used 2 1/2 cups of bread flour and 1 cup of stone ground whole wheat flour. I then had to increase the water by 1/4 cup. I also increased the basil to 1 1/2 tsp and the garlic powder to 1 T. I ended up adding 3/4 cup of shredded provolone cheese. Put in bread machine and used dough cycle then rolled out into a 15 x 12 rectangle and rolled into a french bread roll. Let it rise in a warm area for one hour and then baked in perforated french bread pan at 325 degrees for 28 minutes.
I used a maximum of the basil and a little extra garlic powder, and I can't believe how truly good this bread it. I used the dough cycle on my bread machine, then rolled the dough out into 9 balls, put into 9" square pan and let them rise in my toaster oven (150*) for about 20 minutes. Then, I baked them for 35 minutes, but I think they were a little overdone. In such a small oven, I think next time 20 minutes will suffice. Thank you for such an easy, tasty bread that I can eat and not have to worry about adjusting at all!
I doubled it and served it with raviolis, sausages and pasta sauce. It didn't rise very much but the water I put in might have been too hot. It also could have been the altitude. I used a tad bit of garlic salt again. Between 4 people, the 2 lb loaf was gone after dinner!
I really enjoyed this bread. My only complaint was that I didn't double the recipe! I want to try fresh basil and minced garlic next time. My purpose in trying this bread was to use up my mass quantities of basil! I really liked the texture of the bread and think it would be terrific toasted under the broiler for garlic bread. Thanks for a tasty recipe.
Love this recipe! I even add a bit more garlic and usually a little bit of italian seasoning as well, the best part of making this is the smell that wafts through my house! :)
Good bread but I needed to add about a cup more flour than indicated. Thanks for sharing!
This was my first time using my breadmaker and I think it came out pretty good! The recipe couldn't be easier though I did have to add a few extra tablespoons of flour. Thanks for the recipe B.B.!
My family enjoyed this bread. The crust is really crispy and the inside has a nice light texture. I think I will try adding extra basil and garlic next time for a little stronger flavor. May even try and double the recipe next time for a larger loaf since the original amt. only yeilds about 5 slices. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe...I will definitely be making this again!
I love trying new bread recipes. This was a simple yet flavorful bread machine recipe. I used my dough cycle and then baked the bread for 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven, I didn't change anything other than that. This made a nice, fluffy loaf of delicious tasting bread!