My son with severe food allergies is obsessed with dunking bread into olive oil.
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.
Having an awesome bread maker lets me get very creative and keep the foods allergen-friendly (for our home).
Additionally, a bread maker in the house ensures us that we will have fresh bread in an hour.
The Tuscany herb bread recipe took a few tries and a little tweaking until I finally got it right.
Magic happens with the influx of the herb ingredients. Bread with herbs in it is all about how strong or light you like your bread.
Season to taste and you make my recipe your own. Bookmark the easy to make in your bread machine Tuscany Herb Bread.
Tuscan Herb Bread Recipe For Bread Machine
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It’s not hard to make this bread, in fact, I have kept it as bare-bones as possible.
Yet, I have managed to make sure that the taste is outstanding.
Have you learned about bread machines?
Choose a reliable bread maker. One that you will use for basic loaves of bread and maybe dough?
Moreover, When choosing a bread-making appliance, I suggest shopping around a bit.
What you don’t want are too many bells and whistles.
Bread machines that offer sweet dough, one and 2-pound loaves, dough mode, and basic will cover you.
Too many options can lead to confusion when preparing bread. Simple is best.
Bread Making & Tuscan Herb Bread Too.
Things You Will Want To Have In Your Pantry Stock & Know
I prefer the jarred yeast that is specifically for breadmaking.
Maybe it is because I have never had good luck with yeast packets?
When I make this bread we have King Arthur’s Bread Flour in the house.
In my particular bread machine, wet ingredients must be in first.
Check your maker to learn what must be added first.
Another key point about breadmaking: never let salt touch the yeast.
Equally important are measuring cups. Measuring cups are a necessity when making bread.
Over or under-measuring ingredients can cause epic fails (based on experience, ugh!)
Tuscan Herb Bread is Easy
Try easy recipes before moving on through recipes that have more ingredients and more steps to follow.
By all means experiment.
Perfection comes in small batches, go small then go big!
Herbs can be anything from basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, garlic, onion, sage, etc.
Define them as you choose, not by my recipe alone.
Dried spices do have a shelf-life so pay attention as results with older herb products don’t yield the same taste.
Add in fresh herbs and spices anytime you wish.
The flavor will be stronger, so you may want to tweak it down to a bit less.
Last, if you can, purchase an extra paddle and liner for your bread maker, just so you have it, trust me on this!
Tuscan Herb Bread and Putting it Together
Gather your ingredients before you start, that will make the bread machine process roll much more smoothly.
TIP for Tuscan Bread Making
Do make sure to heat your water properly or the bread will fail.
Use Olive Oil
The oil will act as a lubricant, allowing you to easily remove the bread.
Sometimes, I even go as far as to use a pastry brush to paint the sides of the liner.
Let’s Start Making Tuscan Herb Bread
Start by placing your liquid ingredients into the bread machine.
Water, Olive Oil.
Next, add your dry ingredients EXCEPT for the yeast.
Last, add the yeast.
A tip about ADDING THE YEAST To Tuscan Herb Bread
Your bread machine cycle will be for basic and medium color bread.
Once it is done making the bread, remove, 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!
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!
Lavishly live homemade bread out loud and create my Tuscan Herb Bread Recipe For Bread Machine.
Let me know how yours turns out.
Print the recipe for Tuscan 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 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
Once the bread is done with the baking cycle, remove and allow to cool on a rack.
Remember to remove the dough hook.
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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
Allergen friendly in my home; nut-free, seafood free, honey free, latex-free, fruit free.
In need of more Bread Machine Recipes, mine are all easy to recreate!
While they are not all allergen-free they should help you create some new foods in your home. Enjoy ~ Dana XO