Garlic Basil Bread -For Bread Machine

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is so yummy! Great for any occation.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredence into bread machine.
  2. Water first.
  3. Flour, sugar, salt, basil, garlic, and lastly yeast.
  4. Yields a 1 lb loaf.
Most Helpful

I love the taste and smell of this bread. I had to use more flour though than was called for. I used 2 1/2 cups of bread flour and 1 cup of stone ground whole wheat flour. I then had to increase the water by 1/4 cup. I also increased the basil to 1 1/2 tsp and the garlic powder to 1 T. I ended up adding 3/4 cup of shredded provolone cheese. Put in bread machine and used dough cycle then rolled out into a 15 x 12 rectangle and rolled into a french bread roll. Let it rise in a warm area for one hour and then baked in perforated french bread pan at 325 degrees for 28 minutes.

Red in US March 11, 2009

I used a maximum of the basil and a little extra garlic powder, and I can't believe how truly good this bread it. I used the dough cycle on my bread machine, then rolled the dough out into 9 balls, put into 9" square pan and let them rise in my toaster oven (150*) for about 20 minutes. Then, I baked them for 35 minutes, but I think they were a little overdone. In such a small oven, I think next time 20 minutes will suffice. Thank you for such an easy, tasty bread that I can eat and not have to worry about adjusting at all!

FoodExplorer December 20, 2007

I doubled it and served it with raviolis, sausages and pasta sauce. It didn't rise very much but the water I put in might have been too hot. It also could have been the altitude. I used a tad bit of garlic salt again. Between 4 people, the 2 lb loaf was gone after dinner!

Chef Boy R Lis January 18, 2013