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Aug 5, 2008 10:43 AM

ISO Herb Bread Recipe

Years ago, a family member used to make this amazingly delicious bread that she simply called "herb bread". She would bake it in two glass tubes, so they came out like 2 longish baguettes. The bread appeared to be rolled out flat, then rolled up long and it had layers. Inside the rolled layers was a savory assortment of chopped fresh herbs and a healthy amount of garlic and I think some salt. The bread itself was soft-ish and delicate and buttery, not at all like a true crusty french baguette in texture. This family member is no longer around, but I would love to make that bread again. I searched for "herb bread" but the recipes that I have found don't seem to match this particular bread. This family member used ordinary 1970s cookbooks from what I can remember or the recipe may have come out of the paper (NYC area) or a food magazine, I'm not sure exactly. Gosh, my mind is on that great bread. Does anyone have an older recipe out there that sounds like this?

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  1. Sorry for the delay !!! This isn't exactly what you describe, but it may be a worthy substitute if you add garlic and shape as you desire.

    Awesome, I mean really awesome, bread machine bread. Really wanted to share this one.

    1 c milk
    1/8 c lemon juice
    1 1/2 T olive oil
    2 T sugar
    1 1/2 t salt
    3 c bread flour
    1/2 c grated Parmesan
    2 t fresh basil
    2 t fresh oregano
    2 t fresh rosemary
    1 1/2 t yeast

    Make it ALL the time. Fantastic for sandwiches, unbelievable used for toast (think poached egg on top), and makes the best bread crumbs for schnitzels.

    1. Found this via Googling "rolled herb bread":

      I would imagine you could alter the herb filling any way you want. Personally I would make a lot of changes (first off, replacing the margarine with butter, and the onion with maybe shallots and more garlic). This sounds like a good idea in general and I might just try it today!