Italian Herb Bread

Amount

  Measure

  Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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  ------------

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1/4

  cup

  water -- room temperature

1/4

  ounce

  active dry yeast (one package)

1

  cup

  2% low-fat milk -- room temperature

1

  tablespoon

  sugar

1/2

  teaspoon

  salt

1

  tablespoon

  unsalted butter -- softened

2

  teaspoons

  Italian seasoning

1/4

  cup

  Parmesan cheese -- grated

3 1/2

  cups

  all-purpose flour


In large bowl add water and yeast and let proof for about five minutes.

Add milk, sugar, salt, butter, Italian seasoning, and cheese. Mix well.

Add 2 cups of the flour and mix well. Add enough more of flour until it combines in a ball.

Turn bread out and knead for 8 minutes adding enough flour to make a smooth ball. You can also knead the bread in a stand mixer.

Lightly grease the bowl and place dough in the bowl turning over so that both sides are greased. Cover and let rise until doubled in size.

Punch dough down and knead until bubbles are out. Shape into a loaf and place in a greased bread pan. Cover and let rise until doubled.

Heat oven to 350F.

Bake for 45 minutes or until golden.

Remove from pan and let cool on a rack.

Makes 12 servings


Per Serving:
165 Calories; 2g Fat (12.4% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 5mg Cholesterol; 131mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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