This is so good and SO EASY! I am a novice in the kitchen and I made this bread with no trouble! It was braided perfectly and I was so shocked that I made something that looked that good! Haha! Definately going to be using this again!!!
I did the bread in the bread machine and then I braided it... I used 1/2 tsp of each herb like someone suggested. I didn't use sage cause I didn't find it. I used only 4 cups of flour. After 20 minutes of cooking, the bread was ready and with a beautiful golden color. Thanks Sharon. Made for Zaar Star Game.
This is a wonderful bread! I prepared all of it in our Kitchenaid and it came out beautifully! While I was making the dough I couldn't figure out why I didn't need to add more than 3 1/2 cups of flour. While it was baking, I finally realized that I forgot to add the egg! (DOH!) It still came out great! This bread goes absolutely wonderful with spaghetti. Thanks for sharing. ~Buddha
My first try at making a braided bread, and this one is fantastic! I used active dry yeast and only 1/2 tsp. of each herbs which still gave plenty of flavor. I mixed everything in my bread machine and that worked wonderfully. The only issue I had was that it rose too much during the baking so that it didn't look braided anymore; my fault, I'm sure, as I probably didn't braid it tightly enough. Served this alongside a yummy spaghetti dinner (with a homemade garden spaghetti sauce). My husband and our company were very impressed and enjoyed the bread immensely! Thanks for posting, Sharon!
WOW! This is awesome bread! I made exactly as stated except used regular yeast and rose twice. It was soft, melted in your mouth, and was full of flavor. I got oohs and ahhs around the table!!THanks for posting, Sharon!!
Light, fluffy, and herbalicious! This loaf came together really quickly. I used dry active yeast too, so I followed Sylvia's advice. I don't think I let it rise long enough the last time, but it still turned out great, just not as pretty as I would've liked. I will be making this recipe many times in the future, so practice makes perfect! This would make marvelous garlic toast!
The flavour of this bread is wonderful and you're right it does make your house smell fantastic! I used fresh yeast instead of fast rise, so I had to let it prove first and allow it to rise twice. The first time just the dough in a ball, I then punched it down and formed the braid and allowed it to rise again. And rise it did, actually so much that the braid isn't that obvious anymore, but as a result I have got a wonderful loose and fluffy bread with a subtle herb flavour. The only other thing I changed was that I brushed it before it went in the oven and topped with sesame seed, rather than herbs! Thanks for sharing!