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!
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.
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.
I followed the directions exactly, but it didn't rise. The loaf was 1 1/2 inches high! I used yeast from the same lot on the next loaf of white bread, and it worked fine, so it wasn't the yeast. It was very tasty, though.