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herb bread recipe – this is an italian recipe of an easy, simple and a no fuss herb bread made from a combo of whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and olive oil.

the herbs which i have added to the bread are fresh basil, fresh parsley and dry rosemary along with sun dried tomatoes.

the result is a chewy, dense and aromatic bread flavored with the herbs and sun dried tomatoes. if you make the bread totally with all purpose flour/maida, then the bread won’t be chewy and dense.

i kneaded the dough in the afternoon and by the time the bread was leavening & when i had to bake it….  it was night. so the baking pics have been shot in night time. once the baked bread was cooled down, i warmly snugged these in a kitchen napkin and kept in the fridge. for our morning breakfast i warmed the breads with the morning tea.


this herb bread recipe is eggless as well as dairy free. have adapted this recipe from the vegetarian mediterranean cooking book. i would like to share few more delicious bread recipes like white bread, brown bread, fruit bread and pita bread.

lets begin step by step recipe of making herb bread:

1: the proofing needs to be done first. mix the sugar with warm water. add the dry yeast to this mixture. stir and leave in a warm place for the 15 minutes or till the mixture becomes frothy.

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2: mix the chopped fresh herbs, dry rosemary, sun dried tomatoes, salt and olive oil in a large mixing bowl.


3: add both the flours to this and mix together.


4: now add the yeast mixture and mix everything together.


5: add some warm water if required and knead into a smooth dough on a lightly floured surface. the dough should not be sticky.


6: put the dough back into the same bowl. apply olive oil over the dough.


7: cover with a cling film and leave in a warm place for 30-40 minutes or until the dough becomes double in size.


8: the risen dough after 1 hour


9: knead again until smooth and elastic. make round or oval shapes of the dough and arrange them on an oiled sheet. slightly make a criss cross pattern on the top of each loaf with a knife.


10: cover loosely with a lid and keep again in a warm place for 15-20 minutes or until well risen. preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. brush the bread buns with little olive oil, sprinkle some rosemary leaves and salt. bake in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. the base should sound hollow when they are tapped.


serve italian herb bread warm.


if you are looking for more bread recipes then do check fruit bread, garlic bread, whole wheat breadjam bread rolls, garlic bread rolls and basil focaccia bread recipe.

italian herb bread recipe details below:

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italian herb bread
italian herb bread made from a combo of whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and olive oil and the herbs used for making bread are fresh basil, fresh parsley and dry rosemary along with sun dried tomatoes.
Recipe type: bread
Cuisine: world
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour/maida
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh herbs or dry herbs - rosemary, basil, parsley
  • 8-9 sundried tomatoes, chopped (optional)
  • salt as required
  • sea salt flakes or rock salt for finishing
  • fresh rosemary leaves or dry rosemary for finishing
  1. proof the yeast by adding it to the ½ cup warm water & sugar mixture.
  2. keep in a warm place till the mixture bubbles.
  3. mix the chopped herbs, sundried tomatoes, olive oil and salt together.
  4. add the flours and mix well.
  5. now add the yeast mixture and continue to mix.
  6. add some 1 or 2 tbsp water if required to bind the dough.
  7. knead into a smooth and pliable dough. the dough should not be sticky.
  8. rub olive oil all over the dough and keep it covered in a bowl for 30-40 minutes till it doubles in size.
  9. knead again and then make round or oval buns.
  10. make a criss cross pattern on the buns with a knife.
  11. sprinkle some salt and rosemary leaves on the bread.
  12. bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 20-25 minutes or till the bread becomes browned.
  13. serve italian herb bread warm.

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  1. Radhika says

    Hi Dassana,

    It’s only thanks to your wonderful bread recipes and encouragement that I got the confidence and courage to make this bread . The bread was really delicious ! Thanks a lot.

    One question… How do you store your baked bread and if stored in a fridge, what is the best way to warm the cold bread.???

    • says

      thanks radhika. do try baking more different types of breads and you will get confident in bread baking. i wrap the bread in a foil or keep in an airtight box in the fridge. i sometimes preheat the oven and warm the bread or warm them in the microwave. otherwise if its a loaf, then i slice and warm the slices on the tava.

  2. Rima Ghosh says

    hi ,your recipes r reallyfabulous.i really like thm vrymuch.thank u vry much fr ur eggless banana bread recipe.i hd the recipe bfr bt lost it and was searching fr this recipe,evn askd a lot of people bt no one could help me.suddnly i saw this recipe n tryd it in microve,n wow at last my search ended.urs is far more better thn th one i usd to make.thanks a ton.really overjoyd aftr trying it just speechless n dnt knw hw to thnk u.i will b greatfull if u help me wth sm no onion n no garlic th recipe of white bread n brown[atta]bread same.thanks a lot once again.u just made my day.all my family members lvd th eggless banana bread vry much.

  3. savvy says

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