Since our fresh herbs are available for a little longer, I decided to see just how many ways I could find to use them up before fall temperatures arrive and they either die, or slow down. I think this fresh herb whole wheat bread is the perfect recipe to start with.
When I first began making our own bread, I started by making it by hand. Soon, I moved up to a bread machine, and started collecting recipes. I used white flour, and one of our favorite recipes was for a delicious dry-herb loaf.
These days, I like to grind our own whole wheat for fresh flour. And, after wearing out two Bosch kitchen machines, I’ve come back to a bread machine. However, I still prefer to bake the loaves in the oven, so I always choose the dough cycle on the machine.
When I decided to make my own herb bread recipe, I tweaked the old one to include fresh whole wheat flour and herbs, substituted local raw honey for sugar, and added in some garlic granules. The result is a tender, delicious, filling, and herb-studded bread that’s perfect for slicing and topping with some fresh homemade herb butter.
If you don’t have a bread machine, you can also make this bread by hand, and if you happen to have a kitchen stand mixer – hooray for you! You can adapt the recipe for that as well.
If you still have some fresh herbs in your garden, I hope you’ll give fresh herb whole wheat bread a try.
In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing more delicious ways to enjoy fresh herbs while they last. You won’t want to miss them!