Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Italian Herb Bread

This recipe is from a bread machine cookbook.

8 1/2 oz. warm water
2 3/4 c. bread flour
1 Tbsp. dry milk
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 tsp. bread machine/fast rise yeast

Add water to pan. Add flour, dry milk, sugar, salt, cheese, and seasoning to pan; tap to settle. Place cut pieces of butter in corners of pan. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add yeast. Program machine for BASIC/SPECIALTY.

*I haven't tried making just the dough in the bread machine then baking it in the oven, so I'm not comfortable giving any suggestions on how to do that.

*Makes a great panini! Brush slices of bread with butter or light olive oil and put in skillet. Fill with mozzarella cheese, portobello mushrooms, fresh basil, tomato slices - whatever sounds good - and brown on both sides of sandwich. Press down while grilling with a grill press or a heavy skillet.