Super Rapid Italian Herb Bread Fast2eat

Super Rapid Italian Herb Bread Fast2eat

This is a delicious bread recipe. This wonderful, aromatic herb Bread is perfect: The flavour, taste, appearance, texture, all are wonderful.

My family loves it, and it smells soooo great while baking.

I’ve made a lot of bread recipes, and this one has become one of my favourites!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
This bread is easy and flavourful and bakes with a wonderful aroma.
Servings: 20 slices


  • 1 2/3 cups Water - 80-90°F/26-32°C
  • 3 tbsp Butter - softened or margarine
  • 4 1/4 cups Bread flour
  • 3 tbsp Dry milk powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Basil - dried
  • 1 1/2 tsp Marjoram - dried
  • 1 tsp Thyme - dried
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 4 tsp Instant dry yeast

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  • Attach the kneading blade in the Bread Maker pan.
  • Place all 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 a 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.
  • Carefully insert bread pan into Bread Maker and gently close the lid.
  • Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. Select the “Rapid/Quick” (about 1:20-1:45h - This cycle varies from machine to machine bread setting and press the Start button.
    With the “Quick setting,” “Crust Colour,” and “size” cannot be changed.
  • 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.
  • Use non-stick Spatula to gently loosen the sides of the bread from the pan.
  • Turn the bread pan upside down onto a Wire Cooling Rack or clean cooking surface and gently shake until bread falls out onto the rack.
  • Cool for about 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  • To make perfect slices every time use a Bread Slicer with an electric knife.


See if dried herb mix is enough for your palate. If not, increase it a bit. You can try other herbs in this recipe as well. Such as Herbes de Provence, lovage, savoury and parsley.

It’s always a good idea to open the bread machine’s lid during the second kneading cycle (after about 10 minutes) and check the consistency of the dough ball.
The dough is “just right” when it is a smooth round ball in appearance, soft to the touch, leaves a slight residue on your finger, and the bottom of the bread pan is clean of dough residue.
  • If it’s too dry, add lukewarm liquid a teaspoon at a time until it looks right.
  • If it looks too wet, add flour a tablespoon at a time until it looks right.
  • If there is flour on the sides of the pan, use a Silicone Spatula to wipe the flour from the pan.
Important: This can be done during the knead cycle only. DO NOT remove the pan. KEEP it locked in the machine. Do NOT turn off the bread maker to adjust the dough.

Also check:

* (“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: http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1892)

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Course : Appetizers & Starters, Breakfast & Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine : Italian
Keyword : "Bread maker", "Bread", "Oven", 5 Minutes, Bake, Bake bread, Bread machine, Breadmaker, Breadmaking, Easy, easy-to-prepare, Fast, Herbs Bread, Homemade bread, Onion Bread, Quick, Quick/Rapid Cycle, Super Rapid Italian Herb, White Bread


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.

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Elisabeth Simondi

Was very excited to make my first bread in my new bread maker. Unfortunately, it did not come with a recipe book so I searched the net and decided to try this easy recipe. I should have know from the start with the four and a half cups of flour that his was going to be a BIG bread. The recipe says to bake on QUICK which does let let you select a loaf size, so I just went with it. Should have listened to my instincts because this bread turned out to be a disaster! It was too big for my 2 lbs bread maker and pushed against the viewing panel. Was raw when I opened it and could not get it out of the machine. The dough was stuck to the panel, my hands deformed the bread trying to get it out. Tried to save it by finishing the cooking in the oven. Was a big expensive too this morning getting the yeast, the bread flour and the powdered milk… All this could have been avoided if the recipe specified that it was for a LARGE bread maker. Other wise, the recipes look good and it’s a great site. I guess I wanted to try to heard for my first bread…

Hello Elisabeth,
I am so sorry to hear that.
My bread machine is also a 2LB bread maker, and as you can see in the last picture, it has worked fine.
Maybe your yeast was stronger than mine.
According to this table, 4 1/4 cups of flour is the limit for a 2LB bread.
Bread size table*
What I suggest is to reduce the amount of all ingredients by 25%.
You can multiply each ingredient amount by 0.75 to yield the appropriate amounts to use in your bread machine to make a 1.5LB bread.
Decimal conversion*
I also suggest using up to 3 1/2 cups (1.5LB bread size) for your bread maker.
If the recipe is for 2LB, you should use the 0.75 factor.
If the recipe is for 2.5LB, you should use the 0.6 factor.
I really appreciate your comment.
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*Images from the book: Bread Machine Foolproof Recipes: With basic steps of bread maker functions and recipes conversion guides

Elisabeth Simondi

Hello Susana,
Thank you so much for your extensive recommendations and tips. I will make sure to pays attention to measurements next time. Very excited to try my second recipe.

Hello Elisabeth,
My suggestion is to start with simple bread recipes such as the Old Fashioned White Bread, Classic Italian Bread or Classic French Loaf and then try the most sophisticated and whole wheat ones once you have more experience.
And the most important tip: Always open the bread machine’s lid during the second kneading cycle (after about 10-15 minutes) and check the dough ball’s consistency.
If you want more tips about bread making, you can read my book: Bread Machine tips and tricks: Everything you need to know to start baking amazing bread using a bread maker
With these tips will be able to create new recipes. However, you can find more bread machine recipes (there are 130) in my other book: Bread Machine Foolproof Recipes: With basic steps of bread maker functions and recipes conversion guides
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Hello Susana,
Thank you very much for those two simple recipes. They are well written and I like the step by step explanations with pictures. Congratulations for this beautiful website and for your lovely cookbooks. I was thinking of getting one, but I have to be honest with you, I find that the paperback versions are very pricey at $49.99 and $59.99 each
Hoping my next bread will turnout.
Thanks again for all your help!

I agree with you, Elisabeth, but with all Amazon costs, I earn just $7 in each paper book and $ 3.50 with the ebook sold.
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