Herbed Garlic Bread Recipe


Difficulty LevelVery EasyHealth IndexHealthy++
DishMain Ingredient


 Dry yeast1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Warm water1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (105° To 115)
 Lite beer3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Sugar2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Garlic powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Unbleached flour4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs), divided
 Unbleached flour2 Tablespoon
 Vegetable cooking spray1
 Loosely packed fresh basil3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), shredded
 Minced fresh parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Grated parmesan cheese2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2877 Calories from Fat 411

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.2%

Saturated Fat 10.6 g53.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.4 mg

Sodium 2442.5 mg101.8%

Total Carbohydrates 512 g170.5%

Dietary Fiber 19.5 g77.9%

Sugars 17.9 g

Protein 82 g163.5%

Vitamin A 34.3% Vitamin C 22.8%

Calcium 49.5% Iron 179.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
Add beer (at room temperature), olive oil, 2 teaspoons sugar, salt, garlic powder, and 1 1/2 cups flour; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until blended.
Gradually stir in enough of the remaining 3 cups flour to make a soft dough.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour evenly over work surface.
Turn dough out onto floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 to 10 minutes).
Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray; turn to coat top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
Punch dough down, and let rest 10 minutes.
Turn dough out, and knead in shredded basil and minced parsley.
Divide dough evenly into 3 portions.
Shape each portion into a round, slightly flat loaf.
Place loaves on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
Spray tops of loaves with cooking spray, and sprinkle loaves evenly with Parmesan cheese.
Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 30 minutes.
Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from baking sheets, and let cool on wire racks.
Cut each loaf into 8 wedges.