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French Herb Bread

Crusty, chewy bread ribboned with a savory filling. This is an authentic French recipe.
Prep30 Mins
Cook30 Mins
Ready160 Mins
Servings12

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons margarine

Steps

  1. 1In a large bowl combine the yeast, sugar, 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1 1/2 cups of the flour.
  2. 2In 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. 3Stir 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. 4Punch down dough and roll into a rectangle shape about 16x8 inches.
  5. 5In 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. 6Place the bread seam side down onto a greased cookie sheet and let rise until doubled in sized.
  7. 7Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  8. 8Bake bread until golden brown about 20 to 30 minutes. Brush hot bread with melted butter and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
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