John's Italian Bread Machine Loaf

Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is my brother's recipe. Awesome toasted with pasta!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients in inner pot to specifications of manufacturer, select"French" or"white" bread 1 ½ lb, medium crust and push start.
Most Helpful

I made this and it came out perfect...mine didnt rise the first time I made it (only using 1 tsp yeast, not knowing how much is in a pkg of yeast) but the second time I put in 2 tsp, and it did rise. I have now made this 3 times, and whenever I am going to make something Italian, I try to make this the same day! Thanks!

~*Miss Diggy*~ November 26, 2002

This came out delicious! The Italian herbs really added to it. I added a dash of bran and ground flax seeds for food value. As far as the liquid ratio, you have to adjust it by texture in any bread. I even think humidity affects it.

hmarr November 13, 2011

When I read this recipe it sounded like too much water for 2 c.of flour but I tried it anyway. The dough was too gummy so I kept adding flour until the dough was more stable. It tasted good but this time I used 3 c. flour and a Tbsp or two more of water and the dough came out perfect. I like to make it on the dough setting and shape the loaf myself.

Gailec June 07, 2003