Herb Bread Recipe (for Bread Maker)


My husband grew up eating fresh bread. So of course, one day, he requested fresh bread as if it was no big deal. I had never made bread – did not even have the slightest idea of how to make fresh bread. But thankfully, we ran into a slightly used second-hand bread maker which was good news for me and great news for hubby.

After getting the bread maker, we quickly called my mother-in-law and asked for her recipes. This one has been one of our favorites though we did alter it slightly from the originally recipe.

Ingredients (for a 1 lb loaf of bread):


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup of chopped white onion
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • herbs of your choice (I used 1/2 teaspoon dill, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, &1/2 teaspoon dried basil)
  • about 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic (sometimes I add more because I can’t get enough of garlic)
  • 1 packet (or 1 1/2 teaspoon) of active dry yeast

Note: You will also need a bread maker


  1. Place pan on stovetop and put butter in pan. Melt the butter on low heat.
  2. Once butter is melted, add onion and garlic. Saute until onion is soft. Remove onion, garlic mixture from pan and let cool.
  3. Place all the ingredients in bread maker, including the onion, garlic mixture once it is cooled down.
  4. Select Light Crust and start the bread cycle (time length may vary depending on your bread maker and selected settings.

This bread is great to pair with wine and cheese. We used it the other day to have some bread on a charcuterie board we shared with friends. Enjoy!

Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie Board

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