Parsley Herb Bread
I love Parsley Herb Bread! This lovely home-baked bread for the breadmaker is quick, easy, economical and tasty. I made this bread with the quick bake setting so it was done in only a couple of hours. This is the third batch of this bread I’ve made in the past week. I served it for company last Sunday. I was only able to get a few pieces of bread to take pictures of because I was unable to take them ahead of time. This bread is really delicious and a real crowd pleaser.
Parsley Herb Bread is wonderful. Yet, it was almost a bread that never happened. I was in Arizona a couple of weeks ago for a mission trip. I brought my breadmaker along to make home-baked bread for our team. My responsibility was cooking three meals a day for about a week. I got ready to make a couple of batches of Rapid Rise Italian Herb Bread. Then, to my dismay, I realized I didn’t have all the herbs necessary to make the bread.
So I surveyed all the spices I brought along with me (the nearest grocery store was about 40 minutes away and not an option). So I used the same basic recipe but totally changed the spices. This one has parsley, rosemary and thyme. It turned out so wonderfully. When I got home I made up another batch for company last Sunday.
Most of you know how much I enjoy a good slice of bread. Along with a bowl of soup or salad, I can eat my weight in lovely home-baked bread. Parsley Herb Bread is one of those breads that’s delightfully light and fluffy. Along with tasting great, I think I could eat it continually. If you’re looking for a wonderful tasting herb bread, then give this easy breadmaker bread a try. You won’t be disappointed, and your guests won’t be either.
I initially posted this recipe in July 2014. I recently remade this recipe (January 2020) for a family in our church. She got this horrible flu that’s going on around the nation. Then she got severe pneumonia. I took them a meal that included Spaghetti Pizza Bake, Corny Bacon Casserole, my version of Olive Garden Salad, Banana Blondies and a loaf of this bread. I got a text message from them last night that said they loved everything! Yes, Parsley Herb Bread is a wonderful choice for a delicious loaf of home-baked bread. Yum.
Parsley Herb Bread is really a tasty bread you can make in the breadmaker
I loved the combination of herbs in Parsley Herb Bead.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the bread. I loved the airy feel of the bread.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients, plus water.
Place ingredients in bread canister in order listed. Pour water into bread canister. Add powdered milk, Crisco shortening, sugar, sea salt and BREAD flour.
Add parsley, thyme, rosemary and bread machine yeast.
Bake on rapid bake cycle for about two hours.
Allow bread to rest about 15 minutes before removing from oven. Brush top and sides of bread with butter to prevent crusts from hardening.
Allow bread to rest another 15 minutes before slicing down.
I use an electric knife to slice the bread down which cuts very smooth pieces rather than the jagged edges from using a serrated knife.
Place bread in a basket to serve.
I finished off the rest of the Parsley Herb Bread in no time!
Parsley Herb Bread is good for breakfast or dinner.
Here’s the recipe.
PARSLEY HERB BREAD
(Recipe inspired from my Rapid Rise Italian Herb Bread recipe)
- 1 ½ cups water
- 3 tbsp. powdered milk
- 2 tbsp. shortening
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- 4 cups bread flour
- 1 heaping tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 ½ tsp. dried rosemary
- 1 ½ tsp. dried thyme
- 2 tsp. bread machine yeast
- Measure ingredients in the order listed into bread-maker baking pan.
- (You will need one the size for a 2-lb. loaf).
- Bake on rapid bake setting.
- Ours bakes for 1 hour 58 minutes at the Rapid Rise setting.
- Allow bread to cool 15 minutes before removing from breadmaker.
- Brush tops and sides of bread with butter to prevent crust from hardening.
- Allow bread to cool 15 minutes longer before slicing down.
- About 20 pieces.
I served this tasty bread with Loaded Baked Potato Soup and Salad Greens with Berries, Cashews, and Goat Cheese, the first time I made it.
I couldn’t get enough of this wonderful bread.
Parsley Herb Bread is so easy since it’s made in the breadmaker.