Herbed Swirl Bread

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I am getting tired of bread prices rising.  I can’t believe when I walk into the bread aisle I’m looking at breads that cost between $3.00-$6.00 a loaf.  The store brands are even $2.00 a loaf and they go bad much quicker and don’t taste as good.  Instead of looking for the breads I like, I normally go for what’s on sale.  Who can afford a $6.00 loaf of bread?  Craziness!

Herbed Swirl Bread

That’s why lately I’ve been baking my own bread on the weekends.  Sure it doesn’t last as long as bread from the store but it’s cheaper and it tastes better.  My normal loaf is a traditional white loaf though when I can get 9 grain flour I like to make loaves with that flour.  It’s awesome.

But making white bread all the time gets boring.  I like to jazz up my bread whenever I can.  This bread is the perfect example of a jazzed up bread.  It is swirled with herbs and Dorot Crushed Garlic.   Only problem?  Fresh herbs are hard to come by in the middle of winter and they certainly aren’t growing in my herb garden.  Well, I don’t think they are but it’s hard to see under all that snow.

Herbed Swirl Bread:  Dorot's

So instead of going to the market and buying a bunch of overpriced fresh herbs that I’ll never use before they go bad I turned to Dorot.   Their  fresh frozen herbs
were the perfect solution to my problem.  I already had the chopped parsley in my freezer but I needed a few other herbs.  The problem?  The closest store that sells Dorot herbs is over an hour away.  Thankfully I recently discovered that Dorot makes fresh frozen herbs under a different name, Pop & Cook, that sell at Wal-Mart stores.  The closest Wal-Mart store is only 5 minutes away so I made a trip down there and bought the chopped basil and crushed garlic

.Herbed Swril Bread:  Pop & Cook

The bread turned out well.  It had a crunchy crust but was soft and light inside.  The herbs made a pretty green swirl on the inside of the bread.  I could really taste the herbs and garlic in the bread and lightly spread it with butter before enjoying.

Herbed Swirl Bread

Herbed Swirl Bread

Yield: serves 12-16
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Light wheat bread swirled with flavorful herbs for an awesome bread to pair with dinner.


  • 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 c. warm water
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 c. white flour
  • 2 T. butter
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 4 Dorot chopped parsley cubes
  • 2 Pop & Cook chopped basil cubes
  • 1 t. oregano
  • 4 Pop & Cook crushed garlic cubes
  • 1/2 t. black pepper
  • 1/2 t. salt


  1. In a large bowl dissolve the yeast with 1/2 cup of warm water. Add in the sugar and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the whole wheat flour, salt, and remaining warm water. Mix until a very soft dough forms.
  3. Add in the white flour and mix until most is incorporated into the dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  4. Place in a large bowl sprayed with cooking spray. Turn to coat. Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled.
  5. In a small skillet melt the butter. Add in the green onions, parsley, basil, oregano, and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  6. Punch down the dough after it has doubled. Turn onto a floured surface and roll into a 14 x 9 rectangle. Spread the butter, garlic, and herb mixture over top of the dough, coming within a half inch of the edges. Starting at the short side, roll up jelly-roll style. Pinch the seams to seal and tuck the ends under. Place seam side down in a greased loaf pan.
  7. Cover the loaf pan and allow to rise for 1 hour or until it has doubled.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake the loaf for 40-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.



Herbed Swirl Bread

I received samples of Dorot Herbs and Pop & Cook herbs but all opinions are 100% my own.  Amazon Affiliate links are used in this post.


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