I like getting new recipes and I'm always looking for easy and tasty bread recipes. The Taste of Home website is a link I have used often when I am looking for a specific type of recipe. Plus they have lots of crock pot recipes which I love to use if you haven't guessed. So if you're in a pinch and need a new recipe check them out.
Bread is hard because it can involve a lot of work but having a bread maker has really helped out with my love of fresh bread. I had never used my bread machine to just mix up dough before but I am so glad that I finally did. Using my bread machine this way makes my clean up and work so much easier. If your bread machine has a knead and 1st rise setting use it for this because this recipe is pretty killer. I made it for the first Thanksgiving dinner that I ever made while my husband was doing training in Virginia for the Army. We invited anyone who was staying there to come so we had about 10 people in our apartment, over half of whom I had never met. This recipe was a big hit. I made two pans of it and I'm pretty sure we didn't have any leftovers. Between my husband, my daughter, and I we can almost polish off one whole pan of these, they are that good. So whether you make it from scratch like I did or just follow the recipe the way they gave it.
Herb Bubble Bread
(recipe from tasteofhome.com)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp dill weed
1/8 tsp each dried thyme, basil, and rosemary, crushed
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tsp minced garlic
1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed or bread machine large whole-wheat bread recipe (after recipe)
In a small bowl, combine cheese and seasonings. In another bowl, combine butter and garlic; set aside.
Divide dough into 16 pieces. Roll into balls. Coat balls in butter mixture, the dip in cheese mixture. Place in a greased 9-in by 5-in loaf pan.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. If using the bread machine dough I placed my in a warm oven with a pan of hot water underneath for about 20 minutes until doubled.
Bake at 350 F for 22-26 minutes or until golden brown. (Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly.) Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Bread Machine Whole-wheat bread (large loaf)
4 5/8 oz. water
4 5/8 oz. milk
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 /2 cups white flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp butter
2 tsp yeast
Add ingredients in order listed to bread machine pan. Select knead and 1st rise cycle. Follow recipe as above.