Danish herb bread

 The fragrance of baking bread at home is itself satisfying. I made this bread, enjoyed the whole process and ate a little bit of it, The rest was finished by family but I still loved it all. You know you get a simple kind of satisfaction when you see your food disappears in minutes from a plate and you see love and satisfaction on others faces. Very few ingredients are needed to make this bread but yes time and effort is always there no matter which bread you make. There isn't any quick fix for making a good bread.


  • 1 tbsp yeast powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 cups of water (if needed add more)
  • 3 cups of bread flour/ all purpose flour
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 1/6th cup of parsley leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • Oil

  1. In lukewarm water add yeast and sugar and stir well. Keep it aside and covered for 10-15 mins for yeast to be active. After 15 mins, if you see bubbles formed on top of it, or it has became frothy, yeast is ready to use.
  2. Mix flour, salt, carom seeds, mint leaves, parsley leaves together. 
  3. Add yeast into this flour mix and knead the dough for 20 mins. If the dough is not sticky, feel free to add more water.
  4. Pour little oil and keep it aside covered for it to rise. After 1 hr it rises to double.
  5. Use some dry flour, sprinkle it on work surface, take risen dough out on it.
  6. Knead lightly to expel air bubbles. Shape into an oblong rounded loaf. Place it on to a prepared baking sheet.
  7. Cover it and let it rise until double again.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  9. Lightly brush the loaf with cold milk and bake for 20-30 mins. Outer crust turns brown and crusty.
  10. Cool the bread loaf on a rack and enjoy fresh homemade bread.