French Herb Bread

French Herb Bread

(from allrecipes.com)

4 T active dry yeast
¼ C butter
2 T white sugar
½ C minced onion
1 tsp salt
1 garlic clove, minced
3 1/2 C all purpose flour
½ tsp salt
1 C milk
1 T minced parsley
1 T distilled white vinegar
2 T butter

  • Large bowl combine yeast, sugar, 1tsp salt, and 1 ½ cups flour
  • In saucepan combine milk, water, ¼ cup of the butter until 110 degrees F (38C).  Add milk mixture and vinegar to flour and blend at low speed of mixer, until moistened.  Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in 1 ½ cups additional flour to form sticky dough.  Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead adding ½ to 1 cup more of flour until dough is smooth and pliable.  Place dough in large greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume.
  • Punch down and roll into rectangular shape about 16×8 inches.
  • In a saucepan heat the onion, garlic, ½ tsp salt, parsley and 2TBSP of butter until butter is melted.  Spread over the dough rectangle and starting from the 16” side, roll up like a jelly roll.
  • Place bread, seam side down onto a greasedcookie sheet and let rise until doubled in size
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Bake until golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.  Brush hot bread with melted butter and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
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