Herb Batter Bread

Herb Batter Bread

Cindi Gundersen 3

"This is the perfect side for all your meals...and you probably have all the ingredients on hand!"


2 h 15 m servings 142 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine 2 cups flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Stir in the water, shortening, parsley, rosemary, and thyme. Use an electric mixer to beat on low speed for 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Turn mixer to medium, and beat for an additional 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in remaining 1 cup flour; mix until smooth. Scrape batter from sides of bowl. Cover, and let rise in warm place for 35 to 40 minutes.
  2. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan. Stir down batter by beating about 25 strokes. Scrape batter into greased pan; pat down with floured hands. Cover pan. Let dough rise in warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Do not allow dough to over-rise.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Brush top with margarine. Remove from pan, and cool on wire rack.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To substitute fresh herbs, use: 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme, and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley.
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  1. 55 Ratings


Easy and yummy! As others suggested, I used olive oil instead of shortening, and I added 1/2 tsp. garlic powder. I didn't have rosemary, so I used oregano (we were having it with my homemade spa...

Very good bread!!! I agree, it does closely resemble the stuff you get at Macaroni Grill. The only changes I made to the recipe were to sub dill for thyme (I was out..oops) and also added on 1...

SO SO easy and SO SO tasty. no kneading!! and no messy food processor parts to clean. took the advice of another reviewer and added 1/2tsp of garlic powder. great for sandwiches or on the side o...

Loved this bread! It reminds me of the bread at Macaroni Grill - yummy! And easy to make, too! I didn't have parsley on hand, so I used oregano to complement the pasta dinner it accompanied. ...

Melt in your mouth, deliciousness! This was sooo good. I am in the process of making my second loaf already after a few weeks of making the first. The only changes I made were to substitute or...

Only change I made was to use EVOO instead of shortening and margarine. Used a whisk instead of a blender. Good flavor but very mild. Next time will add oregano, garlic, marjoram, etc. to mak...

I made this in my bread machine, basic white bread setting, and it turned out perfect. I omitted the parsley (none on hand) and added garlic powder per other reviewers. It sliced easily.

This is an easy, tasty bread. I didn't have to use a hand mixer and stirred this with a wooden spoon. Since I didn't have dried parsley I increased the rosemary to 3 tsp., kept the thyme the s...

I just love this recipe. I followed it exactly the first time and it was amazing. I am not known for my bread baking skills. This recipe is fool proof. I also bake it with no added seasoning and...