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Country Sage Bread

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe was given to me more than 15 years ago by a friend. The unique combination of sage, celery seed and nutmeg makes this bread deliciously different."
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55 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, shortening, celery seed, salt, sage, nutmeg, egg and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours. Punch dough down. Shape into a round loaf. Place in a greased 8-in. or 9-in. pie plate. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pie plate to a wire rack to cool.


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Absolutely wonderful! I can taste both the sage and celery throughout the bread (a bit more of the celery) and it's great plain or with a bit of cheese. This one's a keeper! I brushed the top...

My grandson and I made this bread together and it was simple and easy. I followed the recipe exactly as written. VERY GOOD!!! I made a turkey and cheese sandwich with it. Thought it was Thanksgi...

Excellent Recipe! Not as much flavor as I'd hoped but a fantastic hit none the less. Everyone in my family loves it, especially with Italian soups.