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60-Minute Pesto French Bread

60-Minute Pesto French Bread

1/4 c + 1 T butter or margarine
1/3       c grated Parmesan cheese
2         T sweet basil
2         T parsley
2         T chives – snipped
1       clv garlic – minced
2 3/4     c all-purpose flour (2 3/4 to 3 1/4 c)
1       pkg rapid rise yeast
1         t salt
1         c very warm water (125 – 130 degrees F)

Melt 1/4 cup butter; stir in Parmesan cheese, basil, parsley, chives and
garlic; set aside.  Combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast and salt.  Stir water and 1 tablespoon butter into dry ingredients.  Mix in enough remaining flour to make soft dough.  Knead on floured surface until smooth, about 6 minutes.

Roll dough to 15- × 12-inches.  Spread herb mixture to within 1/2 inch of edges.  Roll up tightly from long end as for jelly roll; pinch seam and ends to seal.

Taper ends.  Place loaf, seam side down, on greased baking sheet.  With sharp knife, make one lengthwise cut, 1/8-inch deep, to within 1 inch of ends. Cover.  Place large, shallow pan on counter; half-fill with boiling water.

Place baking sheet over pan; let rise 10 minutes.  Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes or until done.  Remove from sheet; cool on wire rack.

Nutritional information:  224 calories, 4 g fat, 3 g protein, 17 g
carbohydrates, 9 mg cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 1 g fiber.

March 10, 2009 - Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , ,

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