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ISO Herb Bread Recipe

Ora Aug 5, 2008 10:43 AM

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. PoppiYYZ RE: Ora Jul 28, 2013 06:37 AM

    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.

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      travelmad478 RE: Ora Jul 28, 2013 07:12 AM

      Found this via Googling "rolled herb bread": http://allrecipes.com/recipe/french-h...

      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!

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