French Herb Bread

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Crusty, chewy bread ribboned with a savory filling. This is an authentic French recipe.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

  • ¼ cup water

  • ¼ cup margarine

  • ½ cup minced onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley

  • 2 tablespoons margarine

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine the yeast, sugar, 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1 1/2 cups of the flour.

  2. In a sauce pan combine the milk, water and 1/4 cup of the butter or margarine until 110 degrees F (38 degrees C). Add milk mixture and vinegar to the flour mixture and blend at low speed of the mixer until moistened. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes.

  3. Stir in 1 1/2 cups additional flour to form a sticky dough. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead adding 1/2 to 1 cup more of flour until dough is smooth and pliable. Place dough in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume.

  4. Punch down dough and roll into a rectangle shape about 16x8 inches.

  5. In a saucepan heat the onion, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, parsley and 2 tablespoons butter or margarine until butter or margarine is melted. Spread over the dough rectangle and starting from the 16 inch side roll the dough up tightly like a jelly roll.

  6. Place the bread seam side down onto a greased cookie sheet and let rise until doubled in sized.

  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  8. Bake bread until golden brown about 20 to 30 minutes. Brush hot bread with melted butter and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 365mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.