We used to go to a restaurant that served this bread and I loved it. When they went out of business, I decided to duplicate it. This is perfect for this time of year when you have lots of fresh herbs growing.
You will need:
2 1/4 tsp. rapid rise yeast
2 tsp. honey
1 C. water
2 1/2 C. bread flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tablespoons of diced fresh rosemary
2 tsp. fresh thyme
2 tsp. fresh basil
2 tsp. fresh oregano
Place the yeast with the honey and water in your mixer bowl. Mix in 1 C. of flour then add the salt. Mix in the chopped up herbs and the rest of the flour. Mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of your mixer. Add a bit more flour if needed. The dough should be a bit sticky. Place it in a greased bowl and turn it to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in bulk.
Shape into a round or oval loaf. Brush with some melted butter and sprinkle with a mixture of Parmesan, granulated garlic and onion powder and 1/2 tsp. of the diced fresh rosemary. Let it rise until doubled.
Bake it in a 350 degree oven for about 40-50 minutes. It should sound hollow when you tap on it.
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