Saturday, 9 June 2012

Mozzarella Herb Bread

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I love bread. I mean, I really love bread. Nothing is better than a freshly baked slice of bread with a pat of butter spread on top. On top of that, I love baking bread. It makes me feel like a pioneer woman or something, having to bake their bread every day. That couldn't be farther from the truth, but hey, I can pretend once and a while. The problem is, I don't like kneading bread and I'm very forgetful. Which means that I will most likely lose track of how long my dough has been rising, how many times I have kneaded the dough so far... etc, etc.. The breadmaker is my solution to that. I get to bake homemade bread and feel like I'm living in the world of Little House on the Prairie, but I really just get to dump the ingredients in the breadmaker and wait a few hours. Win-win!

This bread is just awesome. It's cheesy and has a slight tang from the herbs. None of these flavours are too over-powering, however, so the bread is light and perfect as a side with dinner. And this bread was tested by my extremely picky nine-year-old sister, so it's totally kid-friendly. I love this bread, and I will definitely be making this recipe again!

Mozzarella Herb Bread
Yield: One 1.5 pound loaf (approx. 6-8 slices)

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup dry milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. (Mine didn't specify when to add the cheese and herbs, so I added those last.) Select White Bread setting; press Start. 

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