Italian Herbs & Parmesan Bread Fast2eat
Servings Prep Time
16slices 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
3:35 hours 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
16slices 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
3:35 hours 15minutes
  1. Attach the kneading blade in the bread pan.
  2. Place ingredients into the bread pan following the recipe order (or following the order and method specified in the manual of your Bread Maker – mine is: FIRST, liquid ingredients; SECOND, dry ingredients; LAST, yeast). Note: With finger or a knife, make a small indentation in the middle of the flour. Add yeast to indentation, making sure it does not come into contact with the liquid ingredients.
  3. Carefully insert bread pan into Bread Maker and gently close the lid.
  4. Select “French” bread setting. If available Choose crust color (I usually set Medium, but if you prefer set Light or Dark) and loaf size (2LB) and Press the Start button.
  5. It will mix and bake the bread. When the baking cycle is complete, press the stop button and unplug the breadmaker.
  6. Open the lid and while using Oven Mitt, firmly grasp the bread pan handle and gently pull the pan straight up and out of the machine. CAUTION: The Bread Maker and pan may be very hot! Always handle with care.
  7. Use non-stick Spatula to gently loosen the sides of the bread from the pan.
  8. Turn bread pan upside down onto a Wire Cooling Rack or clean cooking surface and gently shake until bread falls out onto rack.
  9. Cool for about 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  10. To make perfect slices every time use this Bread Slicer with an Electric Knife.
Recipe Notes

Substitute fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley or baby arugula for the basil, or try lemon basil and purple basil instead.

You can also play with some types of nuts to be used, but please use skinless nuts to avoid adding any unpleasant bitterness.

Substitute half of the Parmesan with grated aged Romano, aged Asiago, or a well-aged ricotta— as long as it’s a dry Italian cheese for grating, you will be fine. Add a pinch of fresh oregano, marjoram, or red pepper flakes.

Obviously, each of the changes will alter the taste, but as long as the texture of the pesto is the same— super thick and not too watery — the bread will be delicious.

Also check: Everything You Need to Know to Start Baking Awesome Bread Using a Bread Maker

* “Long-term dietary intake of gluten was not associated with risk of coronary heart disease. However, the avoidance of gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains, which may affect cardiovascular risk. The promotion of gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be encouraged.” (Source:

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