Tuscan herb bread in the bread machine is an olive oil-based bread machine recipe, crafted with Italian herbs, and simple ingredients, yielding the ultimate in homemade artisan Tuscan Italian spiced herbed bread with a crunchy crust and a soft interior, and requires only about 5 true minutes of actionable in-process time!
Why You’ll Love This Tuscan Italian Herb Bread In The Bread Machine Recipe
While the bread machine herbed bread recipe I am about to share with you is not precisely an official Tuscan bread because it still uses salt, you will craft an artisan loaf of very traditional Italian bread and make the herbed bread in the bread m machine makes it one of the easiest and best-tasting Tuscan loaves of herb bread you can create at home without having any baking skills!
- it’s an olive oil-based seasoned bread and it’s got a deep rich taste
- as far as herb bread recipes go this one is super easy to make
- you can and should make this Tuscan herb artisan ahead of time
- your actionable time commitment for making herbed Italian bread is only 5 minutes
- the bread machine does the hard work of combining the herbs and bread flour
- the olive oil bread machine recipe is as good on Day 1 as it is on Day 2!
- transport the best herb bread recipe made in your bread machine to any party you are going to
Magic happens with the influx of herb ingredients.
Bread with herbs in it is all about how strong or light you like your bread.
The Italian herb bread replaced dunking bread into olive oil for my one son who has severe food allergies.
While I love bread, I also know that carbs need to be a tad more limited in our Italian household.
The olive oil dipping is so much fun, but just adds more calories than I want him to have.
Instead, I created a fabulous bread that builds the olive oil and the herbs he dunks in, right inside of the bread.
Equipment Needed To Make Tuscan Bread with Herbs
When I tell you this is a bare-bones Tuscan Italian recipe for herb bread, I mean just that and that means you hardly need any equipment.
- bread machine – this is my favorite, inexpensive bread maker to date and it is easy to use
- a measuring cup set – by far this is one of my favorite set of measuring cups and spoons
- a spatula
- cooling rack or wooden cutting board. – I prefer the wooden cutting board as it absorbs the moisture.
Ingredients For Your Tuscan Herb Bread In the Bread Machine
Again I’ve kept the ingredients basics, nothing fancy and you won’t have to run to the store to find anything exotic.
To create this however you will be using Italian herbs and spices.
- bread flour
- olive oil
How To Make Tuscan Herb Bread In the Bread Machine
Step 1: Every Loaf Of Crusty Tuscan Bread Recipe Begins Here
Start by placing your liquid ingredients into the bread machine.
Water, Olive Oil.
Step 2: Dry Ingredients For Your Tuscan Style Herb Bread Recipe
Next, add your dry ingredients EXCEPT for the yeast.
When I make this bread we have King Arthur’s Bread Flour in the house.
Step 3: Your Tuscan Italian Herb Bread In The Bread Machine Is Almost Ready But…
Don’t forget to add the yeast.
I prefer the jarred yeast that is specifically for breadmaking.
Step 4: Program Your Bread Machine To Make the Italian Herb Bread Recipe
Your bread machine cycle will be for basic and medium color bread.
Once it is done making the bread, remove it to a cooling rack, or a wooden cutting board.
From start to finish it will be 2 hours and 55 minutes. However, only 5 minutes will involve YOU!
What To Pair with Your Tuscan Bread With Herbs
Now that you have made the tuscan herbed bread let’s discuss what sides you can use it with, appetizers to accompany it and of course what cocktails to enjoy while nibbling!
One of my favorite ways to use this particular bread is stuffed inside of chicken, whitefish or turkey!
First I prepare the bread several days ahead and then cut it into cubes and I then dry it in the oven baking it on low and use it in homemade stuffing as an options, just giving it more of my own personal touch! It’s so good!
Since the herb bread is nice and crusty and yet soft on the inside it can be cut into perfect pieces or cubes and dunked into sundried tomato dip and it is amazing with light spoons of crab dip as well.
I suggest a white wine or the purple pansies cocktail with bites of this herbed Tuscan bread.
How to Reheat and Store Tuscan Herb Bread In the Bread Machine After It’s Complete
Best Way To Store Tuscan Bread With Herbs
To prevent moisture from building up if I have any leftover Tuscan Italian herb bread, I place it in a zippered plastic bag or a plastic airtight container with a piece of paper towel to absorb the moisture.
If you want to know if you can store it in the fridge I never do that as it will accumulate moisture and mold.
Can I Freeze Tuscan Bread With Herbs?
Yes, you can freeze the herbed Tuscan bread loaf by wrapping it in a tight plastic wrap and into a freezer-proof bag for up to 6 months.
How To Reheat Tuscan Bread With Herbs?
If by chance you made extra loaves of the herbed olive oil bread machine recipe (Tuscan herbed bread) and you decide to slice it piece by piece and you would like to reheat the artisan-like homemade Italian herb bread, I suggest doing this slice by slice rather than by the loaf.
You can slice a piece and place it on a tray in the oven if you want to make it crispy do a quick and low heat broil.
If you prefer just warmth I would do about 20 seconds on power level 50% (defrost mode) in the microwave with a paper towel under the sliced herb bread so the moisture does not ruin the bread upon heating.
Tuscan Bread With Herb FAQs
Can I Just Have The Bread Machine Stop At The DOUGH Cycle If I Prefer to Bake The Tuscan Herb Bread Myself in My Own Pan?
Absolutely. Do note that if you choose to do this, your bread will still require a second rise plus the benefit is, that you can shape this loaf into any artisan-like shape you prefer, such as a loaf, baguette, round, etc.
Can I Substitute Whole Wheat Flour For Bread Flour?
Yes, but I do not suggest completely replacing the bread flour with whole wheat flour because Whole Wheat flour can change how your bread rises. Instead, if you really are set on replacing the recommended bread flour, I recommend swapping out ONLY 1/2 of the bread flour. In other words, if the recipe for herbed Tuscan bread calls for 2 cups of flour, use 1 cup of Whole Wheat flour, and then use bread flour for the other portion. Do note your Italian herb bread may not rise as tall or look the same as whole wheat will make this more dense and give it a slightly different texture as well.
Can I Change The Herbs (Spices) I Put In My Loaf Of Tuscan Bread with Herbs?
Yes! Again, all of my bread recipes are flexible, easy and beginner’s level, and that means that you have complete control of changing out ingredients to suit your taste. I would not recommend using garlic SALT because you already have a salt in this Tuscan Italian recipe herb bread, but you can use garlic powder instead. Rosemary, chives, oregano, basil, ground pepper, etc. all make wonderful substitutions.
More Bread Recipes
While they are not all allergen-free they should help you create some new foods in your home. Enjoy ~ Dana XO
- Easy Beer Bread for Bread Machines
- Cinnamon Bread Recipe
- Orange Honey Glazed Pudding Bread With Walnuts
- Beer Bread Bowls
- Classic Bread and Celery Stuffing
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Recipe Card for The Tuscan Italian Recipe Herb Bread
- 1 C Warm Water not above 100° Fahrenheit
- 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- Dry Ingredients
- 2 Tbsp. Sugar
- 2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 2 1/2 C Bread Flour
- 2 Tsp Bread Machine Yeast
- Place liquid ingredients in the bread maker first.
- Next place your dry ingredients into the maker, except the yeast.
- Add the yeast to the top, using your finger to lightly indent into the flour without poking through to liquid, and add in yeast.
- Bread Machine Cycle: Choose Basic and Medium Color and 2 Pound
- Once the bread is done with the baking cycle, remove and immediately remove the dough hook, and then allow the bread to cool on a rack.
- When the bread has cooled (about 2 hours) slice and enjoy!
Tips: Allow bread to cool on its side on a wooden cutting board or with a baking tray and a dry paper towel below to collect condensation.
Don't cut the bread when it first comes out, allow the bread to fully cool in any of the above methods.
This bread is fabulous for sandwiches, as a side at dinner, alone, as an appetizer, and topped with melted cheese.
You can change the herbs you use in this bread if you prefer a different flavor making the artisan homemade Tuscan herbed bread in the bread machine a very versatile recipe.
Don't forget to use Bread Flour and Bread machine yeast they are key to this recipe.
Do not substitute the olive oil from the recipe.
My Tips for Tuscan Herb Bread
Do not overheat the water or you will ruin the yeast
Keep the yeast separated from the liquid ingredients
Follow the addition of ingredients via your instruction book for your bread machine as they are all different.
This bread is easy to make, takes three hours and you will love the results. Serve it warm!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is not always correct and is based on particular ingredients and brands differ