Nani's Cranny

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.


2 responses to “Italian Spice Bread”

  1. Carol Richardson Avatar
    Carol Richardson

    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).

    1. nancy Avatar

      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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