Sunday, September 21, 2014

Herb Garlic Bread

Herb Garlic Bread is a very flavorful bread with a crusty outside and a wonderful soft texture on the inside. It is great to serve with any meal and to use as a base for any appetizer topper. There is nothing better than walking into the door and smelling that wonderful smell of homemade bread baking in the oven. I just love to tap that bread on the crust and hear that sound and know that it will have that crusty crunchy bite. We just love this bread and I sure hope that you will too.

Herb Garlic Bread


Herb Garlic Bread
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
Makes 2 Loaves
2 packages active Dry Yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped fine
1 tablespoon thyme, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon butter, melted
7 cups flour
1/4 cup corn meal
1 egg white plus 1 tablespoon water
Directions
Mince the garlic and add it to the butter. In a sauce pan or the micro wave melt the butter with the garlic. Set the butter and garlic aside to cool.
Pour hot water into your mixing bowl to heat it. After the bowl is warm, dry it well.
Pour 2 1/2 cups warm water into your warm mixing bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top, until it proofs.
Add the cooled butter and garlic.
Add all the herbs and seasons to the flour and mix well.
Begin adding the flour and herb mix one cup at a time to the yeast and butter, mixing after each addition.
After all the flour and herbs has been added mix with a dough hook for 3 minutes.
Place in a well greased bowl and cover with a clean cloth. Allow to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
Punch down and divide into 2 loaves, and then roll each loaf tight.
Sprinkle the cornmeal on the baking sheet. I use a baking stone, but any baking sheet will work.
Cover the loaves and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
With a sharp knife make diagonal cuts on the top of each loaf.
Bake 450 degrees for 25 minutes, remove and brush with the egg white and water wash, return to the oven and bake for 5 more minutes.
Cool on a rack before slicing, well if you can.
Start With A Trip To The Herb Garden To Gather Herbs


Mix The Flour and The Herbs


Set The Dough


Let Rise For One Hour


Cornmeal On The Baking Stone


Divide The Dough and Let Rise One Hour


Bake and Cool


Ready To Slice and Serve


Slice and Serve


Enjoy!


It is a very special thing to break bread with a friend and I am so glad that you were able to stop by today so we could break bread together. Hope you enjoy the Herb Garlic Bread and don't forget the loaf that I have made just for you.Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

15 comments:

  1. Dear Miz Helen, That certainly does sound delicious!! I would love a slice warm with lots of butter...Blessings, Catherine xo

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  2. There is almost nothing better than a fat slice of garlic bread with lots of butter on it
    YUMMY I can smell the wonderful aroma
    LOVE your bread!!

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  3. Sounds wonderful. There is nothing better than a crusty piece of garlic bread to go along with dinner!

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  4. Your herb garlic bread sounds pretty wonderful to me!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays, Miz Helen!

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  5. This bread looks so good! I love the herbs added to the bread...what a delicious flavor it must have! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Oh wow. This looks delicious. I love Garlic Bread and adding the herbs directly to the dough is brilliant. Pinned to try!

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  7. This looks delicious. Think I am going to give it a try making it tomorrow. Will go great with homemade soup. Pinning it for later.

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  8. Wow - I think I can smell this baking now! It sounds so good!

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  9. Hi Helen, I a glad to drop by and I love your herb garlic bread. Thanks for sharing and nice to know your beautiful blog. Regards :)

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  10. Fresh herbs give bread such amazing flavor. The addition of garlic is a nice touch. Thanks for stopping by Foodie Fridays. Hope to see you again tonight!
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  11. Oh my, that looks delicious!! I love garlic. We go through a ton of it here. I put it in just about everything (except desserts, LOL). Thanks for sharing it tonight at Foodie Fridays!

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  12. It's finally fall here and I hope you are enjoying some nice temps this weekend. The great weather along with your herb garlic bread makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake!
    Thank you for linking!

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  13. You are an amazing cook! everything always looks so good. Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

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  14. This looks like the perfect homemade garlic bread! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  15. Love this garlic bread, freshly baked bread are my weakness, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

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