Recipe by khah
Use Italian parsley if you can get your hands on it, if not the curly American will be fine.
Top Review by duonyte
I'm trying to make a new to me bread every few days, in anticipation of National Homemade Bread Day on Nov. 17th, and this one is definitely a winner. Used nearly all my remaining parsley from the garden, a small shallot and some red onion, as well as the garlic clove. I used my bread machine, adding the herbs/onion when the mix-in beep sounded towards the end of the kneading cycle. Just delicious and very pretty with all the flecks.
- 1⁄2 cup tightly packed fresh parsley leaves
- 3 tablespoons minced onions
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons active dry yeast (18 g)
- 1 cup warm water, plus
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 3⁄4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (500 g)
- 2 teaspoons salt (10 g)
Directions See How It's Made
- Using a sharp knife or a food processor, chop the parsley, onion and garlic until finely minced.
- Stir the yeast into the water, let stand 10 minutes.
- Stir in the minced parsley mixture and the oil.
- Mix the flour and salt and stir in 1 c at a time until the dough comes together.
- Knead on a floured surface until silky and elastic (about 8 to 10 minutes) Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hr.
- The dough should be soft and pillowy.
- Punch dough down on a floured surface and knead it briefly.
- Cut the dough in half and shape each half into a round loaf.
- Place loaves on a lightly oiled baking sheet and cover with a towel and let rise until doubled (1 hr) Preheat oven to 400F.
- Bake until the loaves sound hollow when you tap the bottoms (40 to 45 minutes) Cool completely on racks.