French Herb Bread

Marla Stokesbary

French Herb Bread


  • 1 Tbls. active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbls. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbls. white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup minced onion (fresh)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbls. minced parsley
  • 2 Tbls. butter


  1. In a large bowl, combine yeast, sugar, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 cup of the flour.
  2. In a saucepan combine the milk, water and 1/4 cup of the butter until 110 degrees.
  3. Add milk mixture and vinegar to the flour mixture and blend at low speed until moistened.
  4. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in 1 1/2 cups additional flour to form a sticky dough.
  6. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead adding 1/2 to 1 cup more flour until dough is smooth and pliable.
  7. Place dough in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled. Punch down dough and roll into a rectangle shaped about 16 X 8 inches.
  8. In a saucepan heat the onion, garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt, parsley and 2 Tbls. butter until butter is melted.
  9. Spread over the dough rectangle and starting from the 16 inch side roll the dough up tightly like a jelly roll.
  10. Place the bread seam side down onto a greased cookie sheet and let rise until doubled in size.
  11. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Bake bread until golden brown--about 20-30 minutes.
  12. Brush hot bread with final 2 Tbls. butter and sprinkle with parsley.

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