Vegetable Herb Bread

READY IN: 3hrs
Recipe by wicked cook 46

From Canadian Living Feb 2008 have not made this yet.

Top Review by duonyte

A good sandwich bread - slightly denser, with flavors that work well with sandwich fillings. Because Canadian all-purpose flour is higher protein than is flour in the US, I used bread flour, but also subbed some whole wheat white in for some of the regular flour. I used my bread machine, adding all of the ingredients except the sun-dried tomatoes at the beginning. The caramelized onions contributed a brown color to the bread, The zucchini and carrot are not discernable, but contributed a moist texture. I added the tomatoes towards the end of the cycle, so they are visible. I shaped part as rolls and part as a loaf for a bake sale.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Caramelized Onions: In skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat; cook onions, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until tender and golden. Let cool.
  2. In large bowl, dissolve honey in warm water; sprinkle in yeast and let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  3. With wooden spoon, beat in 2 cups (500 mL) of the flour until smooth. Stir in onions, carrot, zucchini, tomatoes, salt, basil, oregano, thyme and marjoram. Stir in 2-1/2 cups (625 mL) of the remaining flour to make sticky dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead for 10 minutes, adding as much of remaining flour as necessary to make dough smooth, elastic and slightly tacky.
  4. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all over. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm draft-free place for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  5. Punch down dough; divide in half. Form each into oval; fit into 2 greased 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pans. Cover and let rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Brush tops with water; with sharp knife cut 3 diagonal slashes on tops.
  6. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 1 hour or until golden brown and loaves sound hollow when tapped on bottom. Remove from pans; let cool on racks. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap, overwrap with heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 1 month.).

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