Italian Spice Bread

This is another favorite bread machine recipe of mine. The parmesan cheese and Italian spices are a real winner. It makes a great sandwich with that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Ingredients for 1 1/2 pound loaf

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian spice
  • 1/2 cup dry milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


Place all ingredients in pan in order suggested by your bread machine.

Nani Tips

  • Add more water of flour as needed. Dough should be soft and pull away from pan.
  • Substitute milk for the water and dry milk.
  • Substitute a combination of spices for the Italian spice.

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2 Responses to “Italian Spice Bread”

  1. Carol Richardson says:

    I just made this bread this afternoon, and in fact it is about 5 minutes from being done and smells fabulous. I noticed, however, that there was no sugar or sweetener of any kind in this recipe to feed the yeast, so added 1 1/2 Tbsp of sugar. I also felt that the amount of yeast was excessive but used the quantity given in the recipe anyway. The top of my loaf has collapsed, and I wonder if there is too much yeast after all, and whether I should cut the amount by 1/2 tsp or so. Did I make a mistake by adding sugar? Help please (and thanks).

  2. nancy says:

    Interestingly, this recipe does not have any sweetener in it. Maybe the addition of sugar did make it rise too much, which is the main reason bread falls. I think the quality of the yeast makes a big difference, too. Also every bread machine seems to be a bit different. I would try it again and cut the yeast to 2 teaspoons and no sugar. I hope the bread was delicious!

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