Recipe: Delicious Provençal herbs bread

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  • Feb 02, 2021

Provençal herbs bread. Recipe is from "Home Cooking" Magazine. Stuffed with flecks of Mediterranean herbs, pepper and shredded cheddar cheese, this hearty loaf needs only a simple salad or hot bowl of soup to make a satisfying supper. Sift the flour and add the baking powder and the salt..

Recipe: Delicious Provençal herbs bread Elizabeth of Our Kitchen is the host for October and she chose Fougasse as the bread of the month. I've never made Fougasse so I was delighted to be baking this bread along with the Bread Baking Babes and Friends. Usually I post things to get the nutritional info, but this one is so worth sharing. You can cook Provençal herbs bread using 6 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Provençal herbs bread

  1. It’s 300 grams of all-purpose flour.
  2. You need 15 grams of baking powder.
  3. It’s 7 grams of salt.
  4. Prepare 70 grams of unsalted butter.
  5. It’s 180 ml of whole milk.
  6. It’s 1 tbsp of provencal herbs.

My husband says this is the best bread he has tasted. It's another recipe by the fabulous Laura Calder on Food TV Canada's 'French Food at Home.' I made this by hand and it was as easy as homemade bread can be. Any dried herbs can be used for this, and it can also be made without any herbs, but it's not as good. Tent the bread lightly with foil if it appears to be browning too quickly.

Provençal herbs bread instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 210C. Sift the flour and add the baking powder and the salt. Cut the butter in dices and add. Mix the herbs with the milk..
  2. Mix it with your hand until it has a crumble-like texture..
  3. Add the milk and knead it until it doesn't stick to your hands anymore. Make balls a bit smaller than a tennis ball and set them in a tray (with non-stick paper). Paint them with egg. In around 20 minutes they should be ready. (Let them cool before serving).

Remove the bread from the oven, turn it out of the pan, and cool on a rack. Now is a great time to try baking an herb bread. You can bake wonderful herb breads with whatever you have on hand: rosemary, dill, basil, thyme, mint, chives, you name it. I happen to have an excess of Herbes De Provence on hand, a mixture of savory, thyme, fennel, and lavender that you can find in most specialty grocery stores or order online. At Provencal, everything stems from out European Style Artisan Bread.


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