Italian Bread for the Bread Machine

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

I am in Australia at the moment & my sister has a bread machine. I wanted to try a flavored loaf & this was the result. You could also add a handful of black olives if you'd like which I would have, but my sister doesn't like them. The prep time includes 40mins to roast the garlic, & 20mins to chop, grate, etc. all add-ins. Cook time is for the machine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put first 7 ingredients into bread machine in order listed (or as per your bread machine's instructions).
  2. Start bread machine, again as per your instructions.
  3. (Mine says cook as"French" bread with a Medium crust).
  4. When prompted to add ingredients (usually towards the end of the second knead) add the mashed garlic cloves, onion, oregano,cheeses& black pepper.
  5. Let bread rise& cook.
  6. Serve warm with butter.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicious and perfect with pasta! We served this bread with Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells and received rave reviews. I made a few slight changes in the recipe--such as using 1 tsp garlic salt and 1 tsp garlic powder in place of regular salt and garlic cloves. I also eliminated the bread improver because I didn't know what it was and used only 1 tsp pepper. To allow for my higher elevation I used only 1 tsp yeast. The bread came out perfectly and we will definitely be making this again soon.

4 5

Very flavorful and easy to put together. The smell while baking made me so hungry! Very tasty. Thanks for posting. Made for I Recommend Tag Game.

5 5

Oh my, this smelt wonderful while it was cooking in the bread machine. I kept to the recipe didn't change a thing but if I make it again I would defiantly add the oregano and black pepper with the flour to distribute evenly through the bread. This was so yummy plain or with butter. Thank you MrsSPheonix